Cleveland woman charged with assaulting Dillard’s security www.privateofficer.com
Mentor OH June 3 2012 A Cleveland woman is accused of punching a security guard while trying to shoplift from a Dillard’s department store Wednesday in Mentor.
A guard spotted Shuree Jefferson, 34, taking clothes and putting it in empty Dillard’s shopping bags, Mentor Police Lt. Ken Zbiegien said.
She took more than $1,100 worth of clothes and tried to leave without paying, according to police. As she left the store, the security guard tried to stop her and she punched him in the chest, Zbiegien said.
She also knocked over several racks of clothing while struggling with the security.
Eventually the guards were able to restrain her and police arrived.
When police talked to her, she claimed to be a 17-year-old girl so she would be charged as a minor, Zbiegien said. However, a fingerprint test revealed her to be a 34-year-old woman.
Police charged her with robbery, falsification and obstructing official business. She was arraigned Friday morning in Mentor Municipal Court.
The judge set her bond at $20,000, which was not posted. Her next court hearing is scheduled for June 7.