Ohio shoplifter’s threats elevates crime to felony www.privateofficer.com
Ashley L. Vest, 27, of 558 Buchannan Road, told Chillicothe Police she got scared when she was confronted at Super Kmart for shoplifting just before 11 p.m. and told those confronting her that she would use a knife on them, according to a Chillicothe Police report.
Employees had Vest’s ID that she had given them when first confronted by employees about allegedly stealing a hat and two makeup items. According to the report, when Vest heard them calling police, she began swinging at two employees and yelled that she had a knife and would kill them and herself. She then ran out a back door.
An officer and police dog checked the area and found Vest, who allegedly claimed she was someone else.
Police did not find a knife on Vest. She said she never had one.
Because of the threats, authorities charged her with robbery, a second-degree felony.