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Transient arrested for stealing truck, shoplifting

A 37-year-old transient who did some shoplifting Tuesday, Jan. 9 and stole a truck early Wednesday, Jan 10 was in jail in Vista by nightfall Jan. 10, according to San Diego County Sheriff's Department detective Joel Couch.

Nasim Johnson stole a purse and clothing from 100 Main in downtown Fallbrook at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, reported store employee Ally Mulroy. The store's security cameras caught Johnson in the act according to Mulroy, who posted a portion of the surveillance footage on Friends of Fallbrook.

Johnson visited Fallbrook Oil at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, walked into the office, grabbed three sets of keys and stole an employee's truck, according to Couch. Deputies located the vehicle near the intersection of Alvarado St. and Emelia Ln. – stuck on a rain-softened yard – and spotted Johnson walking away from the scene.

Couch said Johnson admitted to stealing the truck, stating she wanted to get out of the cold. The merchandise stolen from 100 Main was found inside the truck. Coincidentally, while Johnson was in custody at the Fallbrook Sheriff's substation, Couch said staff that monitors Friends of Fallbrook saw Mulroy's post of Johnson shoplifting.

Couch said Johnson faced a felony charge for stealing the vehicle as well as charges for shoplifting.


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