A man was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of robbery after stealing personal items from Wal-Mart and scuffling, while armed, with a store security guard.
Juan Palma Escalante, 45, and Pamela Kay Flores, 48, both of El Centro, were attempting to shoplift shampoo and other personal items from the store, said El Centro Police Department Lt. Paul Longoria.
When confronted by a security guard, Flores was cooperative but Escalante "made it clear he didn't want to be arrested," Longoria said.
A scuffle ensued, resulting in the guard tackling Escalante, Longoria said. The guard then held the suspects until police officers arrived.