Violent teenage shoplifter attacks security, injures others www.privateofficer.com
ELYRIA OH June 1 2012 — A determined juvenile shoplifter bit two security officers and injured others while trying to flee police about 3 p.m. May 28 at the Target store on Market Drive, according to a Elyria police report.
The 16-year-old Elyria shoplifter stuffed clothes in her purse and tried to leave without paying for them, police said. When approached by security, she ran and pushed Loss prevention officer Brandon Sprague into a concrete trash can. As officers handcuffed her, she bit Sprague and Target Protection Specialist Adam Delestathis on the arm, police said.
Loss prevention officer Brent Krumrei had a minor scratch to his left hand and an abrasion to his left elbow when he tried to help restrain her, the report stated.
She was taken to Lorain County Detention Home and advised of her court date.
Officers found shorts, a tank top, T-shirts, tube top and bikini in her purse. The total of the items is $68.96. The trash can the officer was pushed into was destroyed and will cost $700 to replace. The incident was caught on a security video.