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Briefly In Public Safety

A Laguna Niguel man was tackled by a store employee for allegedly attempting to steal Robitussin, and later arrested for allegedly having stolen property on him from another store.

Kyle Kamal Starner, 20, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of stolen property on Wednesday near the 200 block of Forest Avenue.

Laguna Beach Police received a call at 1:16 p.m. reporting petty theft from Bushard’s Pharmacy, with the caller describing a man wearing all black with a backpack and skateboard, according to the police dispatch log.

Starner was tackled by a Bushard’s employee and gave the cough medicine back before running away, according to the police.


He was later contacted by officers, who allegedly found stolen property on him from a Ross in Lake Forest, police said.

— Britney Barnes