Police Blotter: Woman With New York Car, Big Handbag Eludes Walmart Loss Control Officer

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A woman who had a car with New York tags waiting on her and who was stuffing items into a large zebra print handbag at the Lookout Valley Walmart was able to elude a loss control officer.

The officer said he watched the woman dropping the merchandise in the handbag. He got into position at the front door just as she made a dash for it.

He said he grabbed for the handbag, but got a piece of her jacket instead. She wiggled out of it, causing her cellphone to fall to the floor.

The woman then appeared to get combative and the officer stepped back. She took the opportunity to grab her phone and run out the door to the waiting vehicle.

It sped toward Interstate 24.

The woman was wearing a dark-colored jacket over a gray jacket, blue jeans and black shoes with white laces.

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David Watts said someone broke into his Jeep while he was at the Electric Cowboy on Brainerd Road.

Police found pry marks on the door.

Items taken include a Droid phone, a box of old coins, a speaker system that was torn from the vehicle and an Amazon.com paycheck.

The loss was put at almost $6,000.

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Police were summoned to a location near the Brainerd Levee off North Moore Road on a report of gunshots.

Officers could hear multiple shots as they approached the site.

There had been a similar incident this time last year involving some duck hunters.

Officers called over a loud speaker for the hunters to come out. However, no one appeared.

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Jason Britt said he was walking to Rossville and decided to take a short cut through Emma Wheeler Homes.

He said several black males began yelling at him and cursing him, then they started to follow him. He said one hit him with a rake. They began kicking and punching him as he fell to the ground.

They reached into his pocket and took $40, he said.

Police found some discrepancies in the story.

Britt then owned up to the fact that he went to the location to buy drugs. He said after he purchased some marijuana he was hit with the rake and kicked and punched while on the ground.

He said the attackers took $40 along with the weed he had just purchased.    

   



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