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Kentucky Man Pepper Sprays 80-Year-Old Employee During Shoplifting Attempt

The Mount Sterling Police Department is asking for help in identifying two people involved in a violent shoplifting incident. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that  police said in a Facebook post that a man shoplifted several items from the store and pepper sprayed the woman when she tried to stop him on Saturday. The Facebook post includes photos of the man and a woman accused of being an accomplice and providing the pepper spray before they entered the store. Police say that on August 6, a man shoplifted items from Walmart. When an 80-year-old female employee confronted him, police say he pepper sprayed her. The two left the area in a maroon minivan with Oklahoma registration plates. Walmart released a statement about the incident Monday afternoon. “We always work to keep our stores safe for associates and customers. We’re grateful no one was seriously hurt by this weekend’s incident, and we’ll help police with their investigation in any way we can.”  Mount Sterling Police are asking anyone with information to leave a private message or contact the case officer, Officer Mike Price at 859-498-8899 or 8594-498-8720.  [Source: WKYT News]


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