The Vallejo (California) Police Department is looking for a woman purposely coughed on loss prevention staff attempting to stop her from leaving a store she had just robbed.
Vallejo police said they responded to the March 27 incident at about 6:07 PM at the store in the 900 block of Admiral Callaghan Lane after store employees reported that the female suspect entered the store and concealed store merchandise on her person. The woman walked past open registers, making no effort to pay for the items, as she exited the store, police said.
“Both uniformed and plain clothes loss prevention employees attempted to contact the suspect outside of the store. Despite showing no prior symptoms, the female suspect approached the loss prevention employees and purposely began coughing in their faces,” police added. “Fearing for their own safety, the employees backed away. This allowed the female suspect the opportunity to run from the loss prevention employees to an awaiting getaway car in the parking lot.” Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Terry Schillinger at 707.648.4278… Times-Herald