A man being stopped by a Macy's Men's Store security guard bit the guard down to the bone on Thursday, July 12, Palo Alto fire officials said.
Three men who were suspected of shoplifting clothing at the Stanford Shopping Center store were followed outside the building shortly before 1:36 p.m. Security personnel attempted to stop the shoplifters, but two ran off.
When security guards attempted to subdue the third man, a scuffle ensued, Palo Alto fire Battalion Chief Doug Conn said. One of the guards was bitten to the bone during the altercation. The victim was transported to the hospital for evaluation.
Palo Alto police responding to a call for assistance arrested Adrian Urena, 20, of San Mateo. He has been charged with robbery.
Police are still seeking the other two men and the case is still under investigation. No descriptions of the individuals have been released.