Mall Security And Suspected Shoplifters Engage In Car Chase

Earlier this month, two mall security guards in Montville, NJ, gave chase to a carful of suspected Victoria’s Secret shoplifters for six miles. Both vehicles eventually stopped at a liquor store parking lot two towns over, where a real policeman–who at first thought the guards were legit undercover cops–stepped in and started issuing tickets.

Both vehicles continued west on Route 46, exiting at New Road and turning right onto Bloomfield Avenue, where they stopped in the parking lot of D&D Liquors. [The Montville police officer who saw them run the red light] watched as two uniformed officers got out of the SUV and approached the Taurus. One of the women in the Taurus jumped out of the car and fled. The driver exited and dropped to the ground with her arms extended…

[The officer] turned on his own emergency lights and called Montville headquarters to tell them a police pursuit had evolved into a foot chase […] It was only when [he] got out of his vehicle and approached the uniformed officers that he realized they were Willowbrook Mall guards — driving an SUV marked with “Mall Security” logos.

The mall says it will “pursue the matter internally.”

“Montville, NJ, cops: Willowbrook Mall security chased suspected shoplifters through 3 towns” [Daily Record] (Thanks to LetMeGetTheManager!)

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