Information from WYSH Radio
The Clinton Police Department is investigating a shoplifting incident at Walmart that quickly escalated to aggravated assault on Monday.
While shoplifting is nothing new at the big-box retailer, the store’s loss prevention associate called police to the store shortly before 3:30 p.m. Monday after a man allegedly threatened him with a box cutter while stealing women’s underwear. The loss prevention associate confronted a man who was walking out the store’s front door with two packages of plus-sized women’s underwear valued at a little more than $25 without paying for them.
The employee told police that when he tried to stop the suspect, the man produced a box cutter and threatened him with it. The suspect fled in an older-model white car.
The employee was not hurt, and the case remains under investigation.
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