Muskegon woman faces prison in stabbing of K-Mart security agent www.privateofficer.com
Muskegon MI May 23 2011 A woman faces years in prison for stabbing and biting a security guard who tried to stop her from stealing deodorant and air freshener from a Muskegon Township Kmart.
Sonia Jean Robertson, 33, pleaded guilty Tuesday to armed robbery and being a second-time habitual offender. Visiting 14th Circuit Judge Robert A. Benson, filling in for Judge James A. Graves Jr., scheduled sentencing for June 13. Benson committed to a cap of nine years on Robertson’s minimum sentence.
The incident happened Sept. 30 at Kmart, 1501 E. Apple.
According to a Muskegon Township Police Department report, Robertson was stealing four cans of air freshener and seven twin packs of deodorant and was caught by a 25-year-old male security guard.
The security guard and another store employee followed Robertson toward the exit in an effort to recover the items, police said. When the security guard identified himself and told her to stop, she tried to flee, police said.
As she reached the parking lot, the security guard grabbed her, and she tripped and they all went down to the ground, according to the police report.
While tussling with the security guard on the pavement, “she started biting him on the arm,” the report said. “She then reached into her purse and pulled out a pair of scissors and started swinging it at him in a stabbing motion.”
Police said the guard suffered a cut on his right hand, a scrape on his left hand and bite marks on his arm.