Reward offered for woman who nearly hit deputy after beer heist
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a woman in her early 20s who nearly ran over a San Diego County sheriff's deputy while stealing a case of beer from a grocery store, authorities said Tuesday.
The woman, described as 5-foot-3 and weighing 175 pounds, had taken the beer from a Stater Bros. market in Vista, according to San Diego County Crime Stoppers, which is offering the reward.
The store manager ran outside the store and flagged down a passing sheriff's deputy for help.
Deputy John Lay ordered the woman to stop but was nearly hit as she sped away in a late model Nissan, the Sheriff's Department said.
--Tony Perry in San Diego
Photo: Woman suspected of stealing a case of beer from Stater Bros. in Vista is seen on surveillance video in the Dec. 22 incident. Credit: San Diego County Crime Stoppers