Video Shows LP Associate Pepper Sprayed by Shoplifters

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Henry County Police are searching for a man and woman who used pepper spray to help them get away from a Home Depot. The pepper spray attack on the loss prevention associate at the McDonough, Georgia, store was recorded on surveillance video as it happened just outside the store on Jonesboro Road.

On surveillance video a fast-moving suspected thief is seen turning around to pepper spray the loss prevention agent at the rear door of the store. Henry County Police said the security officer was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released after the pepper spray attack.

Investigators tell FOX 5 News he spotted the man and the woman with him in the store trying to steal power tools and batteries. We’re told the LP associate was following the couple out of the store to have them arrested because there is a store BOLO, be on the look out, for them. “These individuals are probably expecting to be confronted.They used violence to get away so its very concerning for us as well, said Captain Joey Smith with the Henry County Police Department.

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They are trying to determine just how extensive the duo’s crime spree goes but first they have to catch them. “There might be another law enforcement agency who’s already identified them that we don’t even know about. Hopefully we’ll get a call you never know,” said Smith. Anyone with information is asked to contact Henry County police. (The video is hosted by the source website.)   [Source: Fox5 News]

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