Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz family makes citizens' arrest after grocery store theft

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - A Santa Cruz man was arrested Saturday afternoon after he apparently stole from a grocery store, fought with a security guard and took off.

Around 5:30 p.m., a family of three was at the Safeway store on Morrissey when they noticed the suspect, identified as James Wentworth, fighting with a security guard over an apparent theft.

Wentworth broke free, fleeing through the neighborhood with the family chasing after him through backyards and over fences. One person knocked him down, and the other family members held Wentworth until police arrived.

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