MESA, AZ - A Mesa man was booked into jail after he allegedly hit his girlfriend with a mountain bike then led police on a chase through a grocery store.
According to a Mesa police report, 31-year-old Brian Kirby also lied about his identity when officers took him into custody.
The incident began when officers responded to a call on Tuesday afternoon of a male striking his girlfriend with a mountain bicycle then fleeing the residence near University Drive and Lindsay Road.
Officers checked the area for the suspect and found a male matching the description riding a mountain bike nearby.
When officers tried to stop Kirby he fled on the bicycle, dropping it in front of a Safeway store and running inside.
Kirby ran through the store and into the stock room where police said he placed a Glock handgun in the cardboard bailer and tried to get out the back of the store.
Police said the back door has a delay timer and doesn't open for 15 seconds.
Apparently Kirby became impatient and ran back to the front of the store where he was caught by several officers.
Police said Kirby lied to officers about his identity, giving them his brother's name and birth date.
Kirby was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on charges of misconduct involving weapons, false information and trespass.
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