Photos of Shoplifting Confrontation

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Photos of Shoplifting Confrontation
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By John Palminteri of KEYT News

Shoppers in downtown Santa Barbara that witnessed a chase and conflict between two men had many questions Tuesday.

Some thought it was a bloody stabbing in the 900 block that went into a walkway towards the public restrooms.  A red substance was on the ground. 

The incident, in part, was caught with a cell phone camera.   What happened before the conflict was not taped or sent to NewsChannel 3.

Santa Barbara Police say this stemmed from a shoplifting at Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th. A store asset protection employee attempted to detain the suspect several times over a city block.  

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(Photos were submitted by a witness)

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Flicka Aug 18, 2017 09:01 AM
Photos of Shoplifting Confrontation

Crazy that people think they can just walk into a store and help themselves to "free" merchandise. Glad this guy got chased.

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