Wal-Mart shoplifter causes chaos, resists arrest www.privateofficer.com
BRADENTON Fla May 29 2011- A shoplifter reportedly caused a commotion and assaulted employees at a Wal-Mart in Bradenton on Wednesday morning.
Bradenton Police arrested Myra S. Mays, 22, on charges of aggravated assault, petit theft, battery on a law enforcement officer, assault on an officer, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, trespassing, resisting a retail merchant in the recovery of property and three counts of battery.
Employees at the store, 5315 Cortez Road W., claimed Mays attempted to leave with a cart of unpaid for merchandise. When stopped, Mays reportedly attempted to hit an employee with a bar stool she had in the cart.
Police say Mays intentionally knocked over a display of gas grills, causing more than $1,000 in damage. In the parking lot she reportedly overturned shopping carts, pushed carts into parked cars, spit on and punched employees and threw a cell phone at a police officer.
Three officers arrested Mays, who slipped out of handcuffs while in a patrolcar and had to be put in tighter cuffs and leg restraints, an arrest report stated.
Officers say they found marijuana in her purse.
At the Manatee County jail, Mays reportedly said that prior to the ruckus at the Wal-Mart, she ingested an unknown type of pills. Deputies took her to Manatee Memorial Hospital for treatment.