Police: Bi-Lo shoplifter bit security guard, kicked officers

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comFebruary 4, 2014 

Jenny Walker

— A Bi-Lo security guard was bitten, two police officers were kicked and the female suspect apparently went into a profanity-laden seizure after authorities who tried to stop her from stealing hygiene products wound up on the receiving end of her rage Monday evening, police say.

Police were sent to the East Main Street Bi-Lo at 8:05 p.m. after receiving word of a woman fighting with a security guard and store manager at the East Main Street Bi-Lo, according to a Rock Hill police report. When they arrived inside the store, they found the 35-year-old security guard trying to hold Jenny Walker, 31, who was combative with the guard and shouted profanities. An officer grabbed Walker’s wrist, but she pulled away from him and began to struggle with him until the officer took her to the ground and managed to cuff her.

The store’s manager showed police the $77 worth of hygiene products Walker allegedly tried to steal, the report states. Police learned that a shopper spotted Walker stuffing the products in her pockets while in the restroom. When a security guard confronted Walker, she ran for the door, throwing the items out of her pockets. The guard managed to stop Walker, but she then bit him on his neck.

Police escorted Walker to a patrol car. She sat down inside, but refused to tuck her feet inside and tried using her cell phone, the report states. As the officer tried grabbing her phone, she dropped it to the ground and then stood up. The officer used pressure points to force Walker into the car, but she reclined in the seat and began kicking at two officers, managing to hit one in his face. The officers pulled Walker out of the car to stop her tirade and called for EMS. While waiting for paramedics, Walker “showed signs of having a seizure,” police said, “but during her seizure, began cursing at” the officers.

Paramedics took Walker to Piedmont Medical Center, where she continued to be combative and ripped the IV out of her arm, the report states. A police officer and hospital security guards had to restrain Walker until she was arrested and charged with two counts of third-degree assault and battery, shoplifting and resisting arrest.

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