Kennewick police Chief Ken Hohenberg arrested two people fleeing a store with allegedly stolen clothes.
A report of shoplifting was dispatched at 4 p.m. Thursday and just then Hohenberg saw two people running from JCPenney and getting into a car, said Sgt. Todd Dronen.
The chief pulled the car over and arrested the couple, who were allegedly wearing layers of stolen clothing.
Jorge Hernandez, 32, of Yakima, and Daelyn Polina, 33, of Yakima, were arrested on suspicion of third-degree theft. Hernandez was also arrested on suspicion of violating a court order.
“Our chief is a one-of-a-kind, He’s amazing,” said Dronen. “He has done this once before. He and another (officer) caught an armed robber. He’s a cop’s cop.”