Illegal immigrant shoplifter fights security to avoid arrest www.privateofficer.com
Carolina Toledo, a 26-year-old from Honduras living in an apartment on Ridgedale Avenue in town, was seen concealing $31.94 worth of items in her purse at the Rite-Aid Pharmacy on North Park Place, according to the complaints.
A store security officer, identified in complaints only as D.M., stopped Toledo and ushered her into his office.
When Toledo learned police were called, she slammed the security guard’s head against a door, slapped him in the face three times and tried to flee the pharmacy, but police arrived in time to stop her, the complaints charge.
The shoplifting alleged at the store was elevated to a robbery because Toledo struck the security officer, the complaints state.
She said the security officer injured her, according to the complaints. She was brought to Morristown Memorial Hospital after her arrest.
Toledo managed to remove one handcuff, leave an examination room, grab her belongings and run down a hospital corridor in an attempt to escape before she was caught, the complaints said.
She was being held in Morris County Jail on $20,000 bail, with no 10 percent option, on charges of robbery and escape. Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials also have filed a detainer against her.