By Martin Henderson
A Rancho Santa Margarita woman who allegedly shoplifted some perfume from Ulta Beauty wasn’t fast enough to escape Orange County Sheriff deputies on Monday.
With an OCSD helicopter overhead and deputies searching for her, Chloe Wright proved to be an elusive subject for about 35 minutes as police searched several shopping locations in an effort to find her.
Looking for her red Thunderbird, and told by her husband that he thought she had gone to Rite Aid, deputies didn't find her at the drug store. Nor was she at Albertsons in Rancho Santa Margarita or Mission Viejo, according to the blotter of the Orange County Sheriff. However, deputies did find her car, and eventually her, as she was being run out of the Target Department store.
Police services received the call at 3:43 p.m., and an employee of Ulta provided a description of Wright’s vehicle, which is how deputies were able to track her down, said Lt. Jeff Passalaqua.
But Wright, wearing a black beret and a camouflage jacket, also had some other distinguishing characteristics besides the car she was driving, according to Passalaqua.
She is 6 feet 2 inches tall. And 71 years old.
This report was culled from the Orange County Sheriff's website. Not all facts in each report are made public; the outcome of the report and its actual facts may differ from the original blotter item. There should be no assumption of guilt based on this limited information.