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Crime watch: Road rage shooting attempt follows motorist flipping the bird

Posted: January 15, 2013 6:57 p.m.
Updated: January 15, 2013 6:57 p.m.

Jan. 7.
Burglary (commercial)
McBean Parkway, Valencia
A shoplifter was caught stealing eight blouses from Macy’s after a store employee followed her to the rest room and watched the woman’s actions under a rest room stall, deputies reported. The loss prevention officer “watched from below the bathroom stall door as the suspect put her (Macy’s) bag on the ground and removed a folded cloth organizer and put it on the ground. ... The suspect then put eight blouses in the cloth organizer and put it back into her Macy’s bag.” The woman left the store without paying for the items, the loss prevention officer said. She was charged with burglary.

Jan. 7
Burglary (vehicle)
Town Center Drive, Valencia
Some time between 8 and 10 p.m., thieves smashed the window of a car parked on the second level of the parking garage at the Hyatt Regency Valencia hotel, deputies reported. They reached into the car and stole a $400 tan leather purse containing bank identification and two pairs of sunglasses, each valued at $100.

Jan. 7
Danielson Street, Canyon Country
Between 6:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., someone shot a BB gun at a woman’s house on Danielson Street, leaving a three-inch hole in her front window, deputies reported. Investigators asked the woman if she had any enemies. She told them she did not, adding that she just moved into the home a month earlier. The new homeowner gave investigators a BB pellet she found on her living room floor.

Jan. 8
Assault with a deadly weapon (gun)
Placerita Canyon off-ramp, Canyon Country
An incident of apparent road rage ended in gunfire Tuesday when one motorist flipped off another motorist on Highway 14 near the Placerita Canyon Road off-ramp, deputies reported. At 6 p.m., a Canyon Country man was cut off by another motorist in the northbound lanes of the freeway near Foothill Boulevard, according to what he told deputies. The man caught up with the offending motorist, who was driving a Toyota Tundra, and gestured with his middle finger, deputies reported. Just before the Placerita Canyon Road off-ramp, the Toyota motorist “pulled out a black handgun and pointed it at him,” deputies reported. The victim told investigators he slammed on his brakes, heard one gunshot from the truck, and “saw the muzzle flash from the barrel.” Investigators are on the lookout for a gray Toyota Tundra suspected in the incident.





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