Love Boutique customer locks self in restroom, breaks out of store, gets arrested (VIDEO)
Sheriff's deputies investigate a crime on the 25800 block of Railroad Avenue in Santa Clarita on Friday, March 9, 2018. Austin Dave/The Signal
By Signal Staff
Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Story by Perry Smith; photos, video by Austin Dave

A burglary suspect apparently seeking a little privacy in someone else’s business ended up getting arrested Friday night in Newhall.

A 22-year-old man walked into the Love Boutique on Railroad Avenue sometime before 9 p.m. Friday night. He grabbed several adult magazines from the shelves and went into the store’s restroom, according to Sheriff Station’s arrest report.

The employee notified the patron that he was not allowed to do that, and the man who had locked himself into the restroom, yelled at the employee.

The employee, who became concerned because the patron also appeared to be intoxicated, left the store, which wasn’t scheduled to close until 11 p.m., locked the store with the customer still in the restroom, and proceeded to call the Sheriff’s Station.

The customer, at some point around 9 p.m., realized he’d been locked in the store, and smashed the glass storefront in order to get out — an exit that left adult-themed merchandise splashed across the sidewalk and street on Railroad Avenue.

Two sheriff’s deputies bag evidence at the scene of a crime on the 25800 block of Railroad Avenue in Santa Clarita on Friday, March 9, 2018. Austin Dave/The Signal

The suspect ran to the nearby Santa Clara River wash, where a helicopter unit from the Sheriff’s Department spotted him. Deputies made the arrest around 9:10 p.m., according to the Sheriff’s Department’s arrest logs.

The suspect is currently in custody at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Love Boutique customer locks self in restroom, breaks out of store, gets arrested

A burglary suspect apparently seeking a little privacy in someone else’s business ended up getting arrested last night in Newhall. He grabbed several adult magazines from the shelves and went into the store’s restroom, according to the sheriff station’s arrest report.Read more here: https://signalscv.com/2018/03/love-boutique-customer-locks-self-restroom-breaks-store-gets-arrested-video/

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Love Boutique customer locks self in restroom, breaks out of store, gets arrested

A burglary suspect apparently seeking a little privacy in someone else’s business ended up getting arrested last night in Newhall. He grabbed several adult magazines from the shelves and went into the store’s restroom, according to the sheriff station’s arrest report.Read more here: https://signalscv.com/2018/03/love-boutique-customer-locks-self-restroom-breaks-store-gets-arrested-video/

Posted by Austin Dave on Saturday, March 10, 2018

Love Boutique customer locks self in restroom, breaks out of store, gets arrested (VIDEO)

Story by Perry Smith; photos, video by Austin Dave

A burglary suspect apparently seeking a little privacy in someone else’s business ended up getting arrested Friday night in Newhall.

A 22-year-old man walked into the Love Boutique on Railroad Avenue sometime before 9 p.m. Friday night. He grabbed several adult magazines from the shelves and went into the store’s restroom, according to Sheriff Station’s arrest report.

The employee notified the patron that he was not allowed to do that, and the man who had locked himself into the restroom, yelled at the employee.

The employee, who became concerned because the patron also appeared to be intoxicated, left the store, which wasn’t scheduled to close until 11 p.m., locked the store with the customer still in the restroom, and proceeded to call the Sheriff’s Station.

The customer, at some point around 9 p.m., realized he’d been locked in the store, and smashed the glass storefront in order to get out — an exit that left adult-themed merchandise splashed across the sidewalk and street on Railroad Avenue.

Two sheriff’s deputies bag evidence at the scene of a crime on the 25800 block of Railroad Avenue in Santa Clarita on Friday, March 9, 2018. Austin Dave/The Signal

The suspect ran to the nearby Santa Clara River wash, where a helicopter unit from the Sheriff’s Department spotted him. Deputies made the arrest around 9:10 p.m., according to the Sheriff’s Department’s arrest logs.

The suspect is currently in custody at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.