Palm Springs police scuffled with a suspected shoplifter Saturday evening in Sunrise Park, but eventually subdued the man with a Taser.
The man, whom police identified only as a transient, began to struggle with an arresting officer following a brief chase, officials said.
No injuries were reported following the incident at Sunrise Way and Ramon Road in Palm Springs.
About 6:30 p.m., police were called to the Ralphs at Sunrise Way and Ramon Road after store management reported that an adult male fled the store with an unpurchased item.
Police said the man was spotted in the parking lot, and responding officers chased him on foot.