Violent shoplifter pulls security officers hair out www.privateofficer.com
By: Rick McCann/Staff
Private Officer News
http://www.privateofficer.com/ A Phillipsburg woman is in custody charged with robbery after she violently attacked a store security officer at Wal-Mart in Pohatcong Township on Friday, pulling some of the officer’s hair out of her head, court records show.
Vivian A Mendez, 18, of the 300 block of Lincoln Street, is now charged with robbery.
According to police, the alleged attack occurred when two female security officers caught Mendez allegedly shoplifting in the store and confronted her as she left the premises with merchandise that had not been paid for.
Mendez jumped on top of one of the loss prevention agents, punched her on the head and face, and pulled out her hair, authorities alleged.
Police say that the woman was brought under control by store employees until police could arrive.
Mendez is being held pending a court hearing.