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Calif. mom accused of shoplifting with her kids, running over security guard

Bobbie Pritz
CBS Sacramento
(CBS) STOCKTON, Calif. - Bobbie Pritz, a Stockton mother, is on the run after being accused of stealing from a store and stuffing the stolen goods into a baby stroller while shopping with her three daughters Sunday, CBS Sacramento reports.

Investigators say Pritz, 44, bit a security officer and ran over another with her van in order to make a quick getaway.

Pritz took her toddler and 16-year-old daughter into JC Penney to steal clothes and perfume, police say. Her 13-year-old daughter was left sitting in the car as she stole the merchandise and hid it in the stroller.

As Pritz and her daughters left the store, three security guards confronted her and that's when she got violent.

"She fought all three of them, biting one of them; and then, when she got into her car, she actually ran one over," Stockton Police Department spokesman Joe Silva told CBS Sacramento.

The security guard who was run over reportedly only suffered minor injuries.

"[The] incident could have turned very deadly based on her actions, and [he] was very fortunate," Silva told the station.

Investigators say Pritz got away with her toddler and 13-year-old daughter in the car, but her 16-year-old was left at the scene, according to CBS Sacramento.

The 16-year-old was arrested, cited and released to her grandmother.

Pritz and the toddler are still on the run, but are not believed to be in danger, CBS Sacramento reports. Her 13-year-old daughter is also now with the grandmother.

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