According to police in Myrtle Beach, SC, a 23-year-old woman was confronted by two loss prevention officers as she was leaving the store on Sunday afternoon. The workers had approached her “after they observed her conceal merchandise,” the Smoking Gun reports.
She allegedly fought with the two staffers, punching one woman in the head and causing her to bleed. That’s when, police say, she bit down on one of the worker’s fingers, “causing a portion of [the employee’s] finger to be bitten off.”
Police say she also fought with a shopper who had dropped her phone while dialing 9-1-1, pulling her hair. The shopper allegedly responded by punching the shoplifting suspect in the face.
When law enforcement arrived on the scene, they noticed that a a piece of a finger belonging to the worker was ah, present, and though it was rushed to EMS workers, it “was not able to be reattached.”
The suspect was arrested after police retrieved her from a minivan parked in the parking lot. She’s been charged with aggravated assault, a felony, simple assault, and larceny, and is being held without bond in advance of a court hearing next week.
Cops: Shoplifter Bit Off Walmart Worker’s Finger [The Smoking Gun]