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Bay Co. Sheriff Seeks Escaped Shoplifter

By: Press Release
By: Press Release

July 11, 2012

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Wal Mart on Tyndall Parkway at about 9:40 a.m. this morning in response to a call for assistance with a shoplifter.

Deputies arrested Klani Hill, DOB 6-21-90, of 211 S. Kimbrel in Callaway, and placed her in handcuffs in the back seat of a patrol car. Because of the extremely hot temperatures today, the deputy opened the back window slightly. His patrol car is equipped with bars on the back windows.

As the deputy left the parking lot and stopped at the intersection of 7th Street and Tyndall Parkway, Hill was able to bring her arms around from behind her, under her feet, to the front of her body. At that point she reached through the bars, unlocked the back door, and ran from the patrol car.

A review of security video footage from the Wal Mart security system revealed that Hill returned to the Wal Mart parking lot and got into her vehicle and drove away. Her vehicle appears to be a Buick or Chevrolet model, possibly dark blue in color, with the front driver’s side hubcap missing.

Klani Hill is described as a black female, 5’4”, 120 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. Hill is wanted for Escape, Felony Theft, and Violation on Probation out of Okaloosa County for Grand Theft.

Anyone with information about Klani Hill is asked to contact the Bay County Sheriff’s Office at 747-4700 or Crime Stoppers at 785-TIPS.


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