Yesterday afternoon, a security guard at Staten Island chased a woman suspected of shoplifting—and tried to stop her getaway by jumping onto her Volkswagen Beetle. The Staten Island Advance reports that Tyrone Brown, 27, was "clinging to the driver's side door of her VW bug as she lurched out of the busy Forest Plaza parking lot, into oncoming traffic and was hit by another vehicle." Brown was thrown to the ground but not seriously injured, while the suspect was ejected from the car; the driver and passengers of the Mercury sedan that hit the suspect's car also suffered minor injuries. Brown said that the alleged shoplifter, who was arrested, had taken a number of $2.99 nightgowns that were displayed outside the store.
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