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DPS officer catches chase suspect in Arrowhead mall

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A man who led DPS on a chase in the Valley Tuesday afternoon tried to disguise himself in Arrowhead mall before being caught by an officer.

DPS said officers tried to stop a motorcycle speeding and weaving in and out of traffic on westbound Interstate 10 near the I-17 interchange in Phoenix about 4 p.m. But the motorcycle led them on a chase all over the west Valley that ended at Arrowhead mall in Glendale.

The suspect laid his bike down and ran into the mall, where authorities lost sight of him.

Police later learned the suspect had grabbed a pair of pants from Macy's and changed into them in the dressing room. He also got a soft drink and tried blending in with other shoppers.

A DPS officer standing near an escalator noticed a man fitting the suspect's description. The officer observed he was wearing new pants, sweating "profusely" and had marks on his ears from wearing a motorcycle helmet.

Robert Tinta, of Surprise, was taken into custody on unlawful flight and shoplifting charges.

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