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Ribs Robbed at Ralph's, Sheriff's Deputies Makes Arrest

A man was arrested for robbery Tuesday afternoon after allegedly taking prepared food from Ralph's.

A man was pulled over and arrested by Sheriff's deputies on Tuesday afternoon after he tried to steal a plate of ribs from the Ralph's on Lake Avenue, according to Lt. Angela Shephard of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The suspect had attempted to leave the store with the prepared food, and when an employee tried to stop him, the suspect shoved the man aside and made a run for it, according to Shephard.  She did not immediately have the name of the suspect.

Somebody at the store got a license plate number as the suspect took off, and police were able to quickly spot him on Mendocino Street, east of Lake.

Shephard added that the deputies proceeded to do a felony stop of the suspect's car, which means they proceed with guns drawn in case the suspect is armed.

Because the suspect shoved an employee while trying to escape with the food, the crime qualifies as a robbery rather than shoplifting, Shephard said.

Darlene BionicElbow Burton March 06, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Scary. I stop in there at least once a week
Linda Roberts March 06, 2012 at 11:41 PM
I wonder if he is a happy shopper? The article made me smile, after all of the unhappy shopper articles.
mister altadena March 07, 2012 at 03:37 AM
Wow! I didn't know they had prepared food at this Ralphs!
Bernard Kane March 07, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Although I am not condoning robbery, this was an obviously hungry person. I am sorry for the entire situation.
Revvell March 08, 2012 at 12:43 AM
This is a thief who committed an assault.
Lorraine Pozniak March 08, 2012 at 03:55 AM
That's what I was thinking, too... They don't have hot food at this Ralphs. He must've stolen a slab of Lloyd's...
Lorraine Pozniak March 08, 2012 at 04:04 AM
"Ribs Robbed at Ralphs"... and Deputies Detained Driver...
J Mylan March 13, 2012 at 10:15 PM
That was my first thought- hungry, hungry, hungry. Too bad he shoved that guy, it just elevated his shoplifting to a possible felony. Maybe they'll find out he had 5 hungry kids at home too.

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