ROCK HILL — Three jars of salsa and almost 80 candy bars were found in a Charlotte woman’s purse and car last week. Police say she stole the items from a Rock Hill grocery before fleeing from and fighting with officers.
Police were sent to the Food Lion on Heckle Boulevard at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday after receiving calls about a shoplifter, according to a Rock Hill police report. When they arrived, they found the suspect leaving the parking lot in a burgundy Pontiac.
They followed the car before stopping it on Cherry Road, the report states. The driver, Sadie Edmond, 48, refused to open her door or roll down her window more than a few inches to speak with police.
Edmond ignored police commands to open the car door, the report states, but instead sped away, nearly running over an officer’s foot.
Police followed her to a South York Avenue apartment complex, where she honked the horn, the report states. Police pulled Edmond out of the car and took her to the ground. She tried to break free, the report states, but was handcuffed. During the struggle, she dropped her purse and tried to kick out the back window of an officer’s patrol car.
Police found 50 candy bars inside the purse, the report states, although she denied that it belonged to her. They found more candy bars in her car, recovering 79 candy bars in all, along with three jars of salsa.
While in jail, EMS treated Edmond’s injuries. She was given a field sobriety test, which she failed, and blew a .18 blood alcohol breath sample, the report states. She was charged with driving with unlawful alcoholic concentration, failure to stop for blue lights, shoplifting, resisting police and driving under suspension.