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Reward offered for woman who nearly hit deputy after beer heist

January 3, 2012 |  2:11 pm

Beer thiefA $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.


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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