By Jose Herrera
Signal Staff Writer
Sheriff’s deputies detained two male suspects at gunpoint Saturday in the parking lot adjacent to the former Mini of Valencia — but it turned out to be a case of mistaken identity, and the men were released because they were just doing their jobs.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station received a call for service about a break-in and vehicle theft at 24153 Creekside Road. Deputies dispatched units and a helicopter to detain the suspects.
According to SCV Sheriff’s Station Sgt. Bengston, deputies arrived on the scene and the suspects seemed to be boarding a BMW.
SCV Sheriff’s Station Sgt. Mike Marino said after deputies detained the suspects it was discovered the two men worked for a nearby auto dealership, and were authorized to be there.
Deputies released the two men and no one was taken into custody, said Marino.