Alleged DVD bandits nabbed after one tries carjacking to flee Folsom

By: Laura Newell, Of the Telegraph
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FOLSOM, CA - Residents were on alert yesterday after a string of crimes involving two people upset commute hours.

According to Sgt. Jason Browning with the Folsom Police Department, officers responded to the Folsom Walmart on Riley Street at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, when loss prevention reported a male and female had just stolen more than 30 DVDs and fled on foot.

An officer located Kira Kenworthy, 24, of Folsom, but her companion Christopher Chiodo, 26, of Folsom fled from officers on Riley Street near Lembi Drive, Browning said.

A helicopter and K9 officer assisted in the search and warned residents via the helicopter loudspeaker to be in alert.

According to Browning, Chiodo returned to the area and stole an automobile after forcing a woman from the vehicle.

“Officers responded quickly to the scene of the carjacking and were able to subdue and arrest Chiodo without further incident,” Browning said.

No one was injured during the crimes and no weapons were used.

Kenworthy was booked into the Sacramento County Jail on charge of burglary. Chiodo was booked for burglary, car jacking and resisting and or delaying an officer.