Police arrested a woman accused of a robbery at a retail store in Palm Springs, then assaulting store loss prevention associates and trying to run them over with her car Monday afternoon. 38-year-old, Cathedral City resident Rachel Sample was arrested after allegedly stealing items from the Palm Springs Walmart, then assaulting and trying to run over loss prevention personnel. Palm Springs police officers were called to the Walmart regarding a possible robbery.
Officers arrived on scene and were told that Sample refused to cooperate with loss prevention associates inside the store and at one point swung her purse at them and threatened to kill them. Officers also learned that Sample fled the scene in a vehicle and tried to run down the loss prevention associates as they attempted to detain her. Police used her license plate number to track down sample at her home where she was arrested a few hours later. Sample was taken into custody and booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning. She is being held on $30,000 bail. [Source: KESQ News]