A shoplifting suspect brandished a taser and threatened to harm a security officer Saturday morning at a Wal-Mart near Antelope, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said.
Sheriff's deputies arrested three people after receiving the report of the altercation. Nikolayevi Yakimenko, 40, is facing a robbery charge as well as an unrelated cultivation of marijuana charge; Igor Ivanov, 29, was arrested on outstanding warrants; and Natalya Yakimenko, 40, was arrested for resisting arrest and cultivation of marijuana.
At about 6 a.m. the sheriff's department received a call that a security officer was involved in an altercation with two shoplifting suspects at the Wal-Mart at 5821 Antelope Road. One of the shoplifting suspects brandished a taser and threatened to harm the security officer if he followed them from the store, the sheriff's department said.
As the suspects drove away, the security officer recorded the license plate number on their vehicle.
Sheriff's deputies used the license plate number to track the car to a residence. When deputies arrived at the residence, four people fled, the sheriff's department said. Ivanov, Nikolayevi Yakimenko and Natalya Yakimenko were caught and arrested.