September 30th, 2013
Madison Police say a 32-year-old woman punched a security guard in the head, then used her car to nearly hit a group of Walmart employees before driving off.
On Saturday afternoon Laura Shidell allegedly tried to steal several pairs of leggings and some “warming oil” from Walmart on Madison’s west side. Police say she stuffed the items into her purse before going through the checkout line, where she only paid for the items which were in her shopping cart.
Walmart’s security staff confronted Shidell for shoplifting, and the woman became outraged. She reportedly threw the stolen leggings and warming oil on the floor, and punched a store loss prevention officer in the head. Then she marched outside and got into her car, which was parked in a disabled parking spot.
Police say her behavior continued when she drove at the security team in a threatening manner, with both hands on the wheel, and both middle fingers raised in the air at them. The victims said she gunned the engine and drove at them before slamming on the brakes, coming five feet short of hitting them with her car.
They reported her license plate to police who caught up with her several miles away on University Avenue in Middleton. When they arrested her, police say she screamed at them from the back of the squad car: “I should have hit you (expletive) too!”
Shidell was arrested for 2nd Degree Reckless Endangerment, Battery, Resisting/Obstructing, Disorderly Conduct, and Retail Theft.
September 18th, 2013
SALISBURY, Md. – A Salisbury woman is accused of trying to steal clothes while throwing food at an employee, in a local Wal-Mart. The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office says on Thursday, around 5:30 PM, they went to the Salisbury Wal-Mart on N. Salisbury Boulevard, after being called about a shoplifter.
Once on scene, the Deputy met with a store employee who said they saw 22-year-old Alicia Batson, trying to leave the store while wearing multiple layers of clothes, reportedly taken from sale racks. According to the report, when the employee confronted Batson, she tried to run, while throwing pieces of chicken and a bottle of soda at the employee.
Batson was arrested, charged with theft, 2nd degree assault, and disorderly conduct, and is being held at the Detention Center on $50,000 bond.
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.