Suspected Rancho Penasquitos thief stopped by stun gun

RANCHO PENASQUITOS (CNS) - A Marine Corps reservist chased a suspected purse-snatcher for a quarter mile and used his personal stun gun to zap him, police said Saturday. The reservist, whose name was not released, immobilized the suspect. Police arrived and arrested the alleged thief for suspicion of grand theft.

A woman was reportedly getting into her car at a mall on Black Mountain Road, just north of Route 56, at around 3:25 p.m. Thursday. A man opened the woman's passenger door and grabbed her purse, said San Diego Police Officer Frank Cali. The Marine reservist saw the altercation and chased the man for a quarter mile before hitting him with his stun gun near the intersection of Paseo Montalban and Twin Trails Drive, Cali said.

Police then arrived and arrested the man, Brendan Leigh Eads, 24, Cali said. Eads was treated for minor injuries.

The woman was not injured.

   
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