A California man is in jail after he robbed a woman of her lottery tickets and later fled from officers, police said.
The robbery occurred around 10:40 p.m. Sunday as a woman left Lone Tree Liquors in Antioch, California, and was heading toward the 2700 block of Tregallas Road, police said. That's when a man approached her, and after a struggle, wrested away some lottery tickets she had just bought.
Witnesses quickly found an Antioch police officer and described the robber. The officer tracked down a man matching the description, but the man ran away.
After a chase through a residential neighborhood that included fence-jumping and running along a highway onramp, the officer caught up with the suspect and detained him after a short struggle. Responding officers later found the lottery tickets he is suspected of stealing.
The suspect was identified as 26-year-old David Thomason. He was booked into West County Jail on suspicion of robbery and obstructing a police officer, and is being held on $50,000 bail.