ROCK HILL –
A woman punched a security officer and tried to stab herself with a pen after she was caught shoplifting at a Rock Hill store Tuesday, police say.
The 41-year-old York woman has been charged with shoplifting, her fourth offense, according to police documents.
A cashier at the Bi-Lo on East Main Street noticed the woman leaving the store pushing a cart that was empty except for her purse, according to a Rock Hill police report. After the store’s alarm went off, the cashier and a security officer followed her outside and chased her.
The woman struck the security officer on the cheek, the report states. He decided not to press assault charges against her.
Several stolen items were found inside the purse, including cold medicine, men’s hair color and bottles of hair products, including conditioner, polisher and anti-breakage strengthener, the report states. The items were worth $35.
Back inside the store, the woman said she wanted to kill herself. She grabbed a pen from the counter and stabbed herself in the arm, according to the report. Officers pulled the pen away, and noted she had scratched herself.
She was taken to Piedmont Medical Center for evaluation.
During a background check, officers discovered the woman has previous convictions of shoplifting in 2003 and 2009, the report states. She is also wanted by York Police for shoplifting.
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