Escapee in Turlock uses restaurant bathroom, takes purse

TURLOCK: Escapee uses restaurant bathroom, takes purse

June 1, 2012 

— If a business is nice enough to let you use its bathroom, perhaps you shouldn’t steal a purse while you’re there.

Especially if you’re an escapee.

According to Turlock Police, Zeb Grunloh, 29, walked into the Center Street Grill at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and asked to use the restroom.

After he left, an employee discovered her purse was missing.

As they investigated the matter, authorities said, they identified Grunloh as the suspect and found the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department wanted him for escape after he cut off the ankle bracelet monitoring device he was required to wear.

Officers found Grunloh at a house on Bothun Road and arrested him.

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