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Alleged shoplifter runs over Big R worker


Last updated 10/5/2022 at 12:39pm | View PDF

A Big R employee in Widefield reportedly was run over by shoplifting suspects who were attempting to flee the scene Thursday afternoon (Sept. 29), according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPSO).

That employee sustained minor injuries to her leg and was treated and released, EPSO Lt. Deborah Mynatt told Fountain Valley News on Oct. 5. Big R management was contacted for an update but had not responded as of this writing.

At 3:50 p.m. Sept. 29, deputies arrived to a disturbance at Big R on Fontaine Boulevard. Callers said a white man (with face tattoos), a black man and two white women shoplifted. Citizens intervened by blocking their vehicle, a silver Chevy Impala, possibly a 2012-2014 model.

The driver, the white male (possibly mixed race) with face tattoos, reportedly began ramming the vehicles around him to get out of the parking spot. The suspect ran over a Big R employee before fleeing. EPSO said the condition of the employee was not releasable at the time. EPSO and Big R did not provide any updates by press time.

EPSO states it is working to obtain more photos and video. If you have information, please call 719-520-7777.


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