An alleged shoplifting spiraled into an assault when the driver of a truck carrying the suspect struck a Park Meadows shopping center valet.
A woman suspected of shoplifting at JC Penney left the mall through the department store's doors about 3:30 p.m. Dec. 15. She got into a waiting 1996 maroon-and-silver Chevrolet truck. A white male was driving the truck, with a black man in the passenger seat.
The mall valet was standing in the lane of an interior shopping center road trying to get the truck's license plate when the driver accelerated, crossed double yellow lines and struck the valet. The valet was treated and released at Littleton Adventist Hospital.
The suspects fled Lone Tree police, driving west onto C-470 from Yosemite Street. Police ended the chase in the interest of public safety, and are still looking for the suspects. The truck's license plate number is 975 VNG.
Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to call Lone Tree's dispatch at 303-841-9800.