What began as a report of a shoplifter ended up with pepper spray and a taser.

El Centro police responded to the report of a shoplifter at a local grocery store shortly after 8:00 Monday morning. Store employees were able to take back a shopping cart full of merchandise the thief had walked out with. The suspect refused to leave the store and started fighting with employees. El Centro police were able to detain the man at gunpoint on Pico Avenue near the City Pound. The man had been subdued after being pepper sprayed and tasered. The 40-year-old suspect was arrested and booked into Imperial County Jail on charges of Resisting Arrest.