August 22nd, 2013
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - Metro police say a woman was taken into custody on Tuesday, accused of impersonating a police officer and displaying a gun inside a Walmart store without a concealed carry permit.
According to store employees, Domenique Chalala, 38, was at the Walmart store on Arroyo Crossing Parkway after midnight on Tuesday when she began arguing with a loss prevention officer at a checkout lane.
According to multiple witnesses, Chalala told employees she was a police officer and lifted her shirt, exposing a handgun tucked into the front waistband of her jeans.
Police arrived, confronted Chalala and located a loaded Walther .380 on her.
Chalala told police that when she attempted to buy a Glade air freshener, the item rang up for more than had been advertised on the shelf, and she was asking for a refund of $20.
Chalala admitted to arguing with a loss prevention specialist and said she felt threatened by him, prompting her to identify herself as a police officer and produce the firearm.
Police said Chalala claimed to have a permit for her gun but it was never located.
En route to Clark County Detention Center, Chalala claimed she was having a heart attack and was taken to San Martin Hospital. She was discharged soon after.
Chalala faces charges of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and impersonating a police officer.