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Escaped Robbery Suspect Captured

Escaped Robbery Suspect Captured

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A robbery suspect, who escaped in handcuffs from a  processing area at San Diego Central Jail and remained at large overnight, was  captured this morning after a foot chase through Petco Park.

San Diego police spotted Angelo Paschall, 21, in the area of 16th Street  and Island Avenue in the East Village about 10 a.m., SDPD Officer Matt  Tortorella said. When the officers approached, the suspect bolted, running west  for about 10 blocks and passing through the ballpark before they caught up to  him and took him into custody.

Authorities had been looking for the 6-foot-5-inch, 175-pound escapee  for about 19 hours, since he managed to break away from officers at the Front  Street detention center and flee through an automated front vehicle gate as it  was closing.

Paschall was arrested Monday afternoon on suspicion of stealing from a  Burlington Coat Factory store in the 7900 block of El Cajon Boulevard in La  Mesa, then fighting with security guard who tried to stop him. Due to  Paschall's alleged violence, he was arrested on a felony robbery charge instead  of misdemeanor shoplifting.

At the time of his capture at Park Boulevard and Tony Gwynn Drive, the  suspect was no longer in handcuffs, La Mesa police Lt. Matt Nicholass said. It  was unclear when and how he had removed the restraints, or where he had spent  his time on the lam. 

 

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