PD: Robber runs across SR-51 to evade Phoenix police

Posted: 2:00 PM, Aug 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-21 20:00:42Z

A grocery store robber reportedly ran across six lanes of traffic on State Route 51 to evade police. 

Phoenix police report that on August 15, Steven Todd Airgood, 30, stole a shopping cart of groceries, pushing a store manager out of the way as he left. 

When officers responded, Airgood jumped a wall and ran across both the northbound and southbound lanes of SR-51, nearly causing several collisions. 

Police say officers and a civilian stopped Airgood on the freeway where he was detained. 

Airgood allegedly kicked and attempted to bite and punch the people taking him into custody. 

He's been charged with robbery and several counts of aggravated assault.

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