MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Crews rushed a Household Greenback worker to the hospital after Cellular police stated she was stabbed by a shoplifter.
It occurred round 2 p.m. Thursday on the retailer on Dauphin Island Parkway at Halls Mill Highway.
One other retailer worker instructed FOX10 Information a lady was making an attempt to steal two bottles of dish detergent when the supervisor began watching her.
“When she walked to the again of the shop my supervisor like she wasn’t following her, however she was wanting via the aisles making an attempt to see if she was bout to attempt to steal once more,” the witness stated.
Police stated the sufferer’s accidents are essential.
Officers recognized the suspect as Takea Shackleford.
Shackleford really admitted she stabbed the girl whereas she was being escorted out of MPD headquarters.
She claims it was in self-defense.
“As a result of I’ve been shoplifting for days out of Walmart and I don’t know what got here underneath me and that girl got here at me and I used to be scared for my life. That’s why I stabbed her,” Shackleford stated.
The worker who witnessed it says it was her normal supervisor watching Shackleford as a result of she believed she was making an attempt to steal.
The worker says that’s when Shackleford turned aggressive and pulled out a knife.
“She bomb rushed her and that’s when the girl swung the knife at her, twice, or 3 times,” the witness stated. “She swung the knife at her 3 times and my supervisor was making an attempt to struggle again however by that point she had already stabbed her within the neck.”
Shackleford admitted she was stealing, claiming it was dish detergent she tried to stroll out with.
“I used to be fixing to however I went out of the shop and I known as the police first earlier than I went again in there and stole a bag of tide pods,” Shackleford stated.
Cellular Police Corporal Katrina Frazier warns employees about confronting criminals.
“If you’re working at a retailer, anyplace the place you’re coping with most of the people, and they’re trying to go away that retailer with gadgets, don’t try to cease them since you have no idea if they’re armed with any sort of weapon,” Corporal Frazier stated. “And your life is extra necessary than these merchandise.”
Shackleford is charged with tried homicide and first-degree theft.
In response to police, she faces further costs related to an incident on the Walmart on Authorities Boulevard in July.
In that case, police stated she stole gadgets from the shop and hit two folks along with her automotive as she escaped. They suffered minor accidents.
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