Shoplifter armed with brass knuckles and knife arrested in fight with security www.privateofficer.com
Gainesville Fla Dec 17 2011 Police arrested a suspected shoplifter who fought with store security employees and was apparently reaching for a set of brass knuckles outfitted with a spring-loaded knife when officers arrived.
Sabrina Wagner, 40, of 3205 NW 14th St., was arrested by the Gainesville Police Department around 6:30 p.m. Thursday on charges of armed robbery and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
In an arrest report, Officer Jeremiah Kelly said Walmart security officers at the store off Waldo Road spotted Wagner taking two perfume bottles worth $42, putting one in a purse and the other inside her clothing.
Wagner was nearly out of the store when two male security officers confronted her, Kelly said. Wagner kept walking until the men corralled her in a corner of the entryway, according to the report, and then she began punching one of them in the chest with her fists.
Kelly said the incident was captured a store surveillance video, including the moments when the woman appeared to be trying to get to her weapon. Kelly also noted that both perfume bottles were found on Wagner.
Wagner’s criminal history includes four stints in state prison between 1993 and 2003 for robbery and theft. She was being held at the Alachua County jail on Friday.