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Dec 12, 2013 1:49 PM

Officers Injured in Fight with Shoplifting Suspect

CORPUS CHRISTI - The simple theft of $20 worth of stuff from a Dollar General ended with officers fighting a man looking out for his alleged accomplice.

According to police, 34-year-old Jose Contreras worked to distract anyone from noticing 25-year-old Amber Perez heading out the door with some items.

Perez was arrested for theft without any problems. However, police say Contreras put up a fight. Two of the Corpus Christi police officers had to be taken to the hospital for treatment.

Contreras is charged with assault on a peace officer, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, resisting arrest, failure to identify as a fugitive, theft, and for other unspecified warrants.

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