A suspected shoplifter has been dubbed the “Aerosol Attacker” after she used sprays of feminine deodorant in opposition to a Virginia retailer clerk, in keeping with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Workplace.
The suspect was not carrying pants on the time of the incident, officers mentioned in a information launch.
The “wild” assault occurred simply earlier than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at a comfort retailer on Wyche Street in Stafford, officers mentioned. Stafford is about 45 miles southwest of Washington, D.C.
“Deputy C.C. Crossett responded to a name of a disturbance at Sheetz. … The caller, a retailer worker, suggested they have been simply attacked. They supplied the outline of a … feminine carrying a inexperienced shirt and no pants,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
“The sufferer suggested (the lady) tried to steal over $20 value of things. When retailer staff tried to cease (her), she sprayed an worker with an aerosol can. She then left the shop.”
A 43-year-old Washington, D.C. lady matching that description was discovered outdoors, “sitting in her automobile at one of many gasoline pumps,” officers mentioned.
“Deputy Crossett requested (her) in regards to the incident and she or he confirmed she tried to steal the objects then sprayed the worker with female deodorant,” officers mentioned.
A 2-ounce can of “contemporary floral” scented ExtraCare Female Deodorant spray was additionally recovered, officers mentioned. The product guarantees “all day freshness management” and consists of substances akin to butane and propane.
The lady is charged with larceny and assault and battery, and was being held with out bond on the Rappahannock Regional Jail, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
“Nice job to Deputy Crossett for dealing with the state of affairs in a cool and calm method,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.