21-year-old arrested after striking Walmart employee with stolen curtain rod
SHELTON, Conn. (WFSB) - A 21-year-old woman was arrested after striking a Walmart employee with a curtain rod and stealing an employee’s phone.
Shelton Police say Keyarra Burnett-Johnson, of Bridgeport, was stopped by a loss prevention employee after she attempted to leave with a cart full of unpaid items.
She had two juveniles with her at the time.
When confronted, Burnett-Johnson began to yell and spit.
She also struck a Walmart employee with a curtain rod that she was attempting to steal.
Police say the employee sustained minor injuries.
During the altercation a Walmart employee dropped his phone which was stolen by Burnett-Johnson.
Burnett-Johnson and the two juveniles then fled the scene in a Jeep Cherokee.
Witnesses took note of the vehicle and its registration plate.
Shelton Police located the vehicle on Bridgeport Ave. but Burnett-Johnson fled at a high rate of speed.
The Walmart employee who had their phone stolen tracked it with GPS.
This led police to a residential address in Bridgeport where they located Burnett-Johnson and the two juveniles.
Burnett-Johnson was arrested and charged with robbery 3rd degree, two counts of risk of Iijury to a child, engaging police in pursuit and operating a motor vehicle without a license.
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