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Chico Police: Suspect steals shoes, fights employees

A Chico man is in jail after police said he stole some merchandise from a local sporting goods store and fought employees trying to stop him.

Posted: Jul 30, 2018 8:53 PM

A Chico man is in jail after police said he stole some merchandise from a local sporting goods store and fought employees trying to stop him.
Chico Police say 33-year-old Johnathan Gonzalez entered the Chico Sports LTD, located at 698 Mangrove Ave, around 11 a.m. Monday morning, grabbed a pair of shoes and attempted to walk out without paying.
When employees saw the suspect trying to leave the store without paying, they followed him out and a fight pursued. Police officers have not said if anyone was hurt in the fight.
The suspect was found a short-time later and arrest. He was charged with robbery and is now at Butte County Jail.

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