The unidentified woman to the left entered the store at about 7:00 Wednesday evening, with two children in tow. The source article states the children, ages 1 and 7, were the women’s children, but police have yet to determine whether that’s fact.
While the woman was wandering through the store, placing items in her cart, a store clerk glanced over and watched as the woman removed a sale sticker from her purse and placed it on a toy.
At the register, the woman learned the item she placed the sticker on wasn’t on sale, and she declined the purchase. She then apparently walked out of the store with a bunch of crap in her basket that she hadn’t paid for.
The clerk, who I am sure makes minimum wage, therefore, shouldn’t give a flying fuck whether someone walked out of the damn store with half the inventory, followed. When the clerk attempted to get the woman’s license plate number, the woman ordered her child to obstruct the clerk’s view by standing in front of the tag. And then, it was all about a beat down….
The clerk walked back into the store to call 911. At that point, she claims, the woman re-entered the store and started punching her. While the fists were flying, the woman reportedly demanded that the 7-year-old child give her a hand. The child complied.
The woman and the child then exited the store, the clerk, once again, on their heels. This time, though, the clerk damn near got herself ran over. Twice. Hellooo… Minimum. Wage. The clerk’s attempt at getting the license plate number was apparently successful — the car was traced to a man who claims he loaned the car to his granddaughter.
The alleged shoplifter is described as a light skinned black woman in her 30s, who likely tips the scales at about 230. She’s faces charges of strong-armed robbery, battery, child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The store clerk wasn’t seriously injured, but she was bruised a bit and her glasses got borked.