A Home Depot security officer was run down by the driver of a car in the Pleasanton store's parking lot Sunday night as he tried to detain a woman who had just stolen several power tools.
Pleasanton police Sergeant Eric Gora said the car knocked the security guard to the ground at 10:20 p.m. The woman then jumped into the vehicle and the two drove away onto Owens Drive toward Johnson Drive. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the suspects.
The security guard, a loss prevention officer who police did not name, sustained an injury to his knee and several scrapes and bruises but is expected to make a full recovery.
Gora identified the alleged shoplifter as a white adult woman, 25-30 years old, about 5 fee, 6 inches tall and weighing approximately 160 pounds. She was wearing a light colored shirt, black leggings with glitter and white tennis shoes.
The driver was identified as a while adult man, but no other description was given.
The car was a gold, older model Lexus or Acura four-door sedan.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Pleasanton Police Department at (925) 931-5100.