facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Women charged in Walmart greeter assault

March 29, 2011 at 2:53 PM   |   Comments

ELYRIA, Ohio, March 29 (UPI) -- Two Ohio women were arrested after allegedly choking a Walmart greeter and making bomb threats against the store, police said.

Ashley Jackson, 21, and Toni Duncan, 49, both of Elyria, allegedly assaulted the 71-year-old greeter after he asked to see their receipt, which they did not have, police said.

Police said the women became angry after not receiving help at the customer service desk and attempted to leave the store when the greeter asked them for a receipt, The Chronicle-Telegram of Elyria reported Tuesday.

Both women yelled obscenities at him while Duncan pushed a shopping cart into the man, began choking him and threatened to punch him in the face, authorities said.

Another Walmart employee intervened to protect the man, a police report said.

Jackson reportedly went back to the customer service desk and cursed at the attendant, threatening to punch her in the face then yelled three times she would "blow up" Walmart, alarming nearby customers, police said.

The two women were arrested and Duncan was charged with assault and Jackson was charged with inducing panic and aggravated menacing.

Because Jackson was pregnant and the women had two small children with them, they were released on a court summons instead of being booked into jail, police said.

 
© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Six Flags fight leaves boy critically injured, may have been organized on Twitter Six Flags fight leaves boy critically injured, may have been organized on Twitter
2
Mayor of LA suburb shot, killed inside home Mayor of LA suburb shot, killed inside home
3
Kiev slams Russia for bringing criminal complaints against Ukraine's armed forces Kiev slams Russia for bringing criminal complaints against Ukraine's armed forces
4
Jury in 'loud music' retrial to get case Wednesday morning Jury in 'loud music' retrial to get case Wednesday morning
5
Wisc. reporter told 'not to speak to crowd' at Michelle Obama event Wisc. reporter told 'not to speak to crowd' at Michelle Obama event
Trending News
x
Feedback