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Two Loudoun deputies injured in Costco larceny incident

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office released this photo today of the man they say injured two deputies while fleeing the scene of a larceny at Costco in Sterling.
Suspect’s vehicle
Authorities are searching for a man who injured two Loudoun County Sheriff's Office deputies Saturday while fleeing a Sterling Costco.

The deputies received minor injuries and have since been released from the hospital.

According to reports, the man was attempting to take televisions from the Costco on Price Cascades Plaza.

Deputies were called to the store at about 3:45 p.m. Saturday by someone who saw the crime in process.

The man closed a driver's side car door on one deputy's hand when he and another deputy attempted to stop the man from fleeing the scene.

The other deputy was dragged approximately 60 feet when he attempted to grab the suspect through the car's window and the suspect drove away.

As he drove away, reports said the suspect also struck a Loudoun County Sheriff's Office patrol car.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office released still photos of the suspect and the suspect vehicle. The suspect was driving a 2004-2006 model Acura with New York tags.

Authorities are asking anyone with any information regarding the possible identity or whereabouts of the suspect to call Detective W. Promisel of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-0475. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1021. If the information leads to an arrest and indictment, the caller could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.


It was not about the TV it was the cops trying to stop a criminal. He slammed the door shut on one guys fingers, dragged another reaching through the window, and hit a cop car.

The thief was lucky he wasn’t shot. At least from what’s reported in the article, dragging a deputy 60 feet would seem to justify deadly force.

But I have to wonder, was part of the reason that no deputy opened fire because the controversial use of deadly force at Costco about a year ago was still fresh in their minds?

I’m just glad there were no serious injuries. As Ed Myers alluded to in his comment, that would have been a hefty price to pay to save a television or two.

No need to risk injury trying to save a tv!

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