Green Township police search for woman accused of pepper spraying officer at Kohl’s

Green Township police search for woman accused of pepper spraying officer at Kohl’s
Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 11:46 AM EDT
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GREEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - Green Township police are trying to identify a theft suspect who allegedly pepper-sprayed a Kohl’s loss prevention officer.

Around 6 p.m. Saturday, the woman was caught stealing from Kohl’s on Harrison Avenue, according to the Green Township Police Department.

When the store’s loss prevention officer confronted her, she pepper sprayed the officer to get away, police wrote on Facebook.

“And then the suspect turned and said, ‘I didn’t steal anything,’ and ultimately sprayed mace in the security officer’s face and causing him to feel pain and lose some vision temporarily and then the bad girl got in a car and drove away,” explained Green Township Police Detective Mike Lampe.

Police said the woman left the store in a light-colored sedan with an Indiana license plate. The hubcaps on the car are missing on the passenger side and there is a major dent to the rear door on the driver’s side.

A witness was able to capture video of the woman as she sped away.

“Fortunately, [the officer] was just temporarily incapacitated, was treated at the scene and released at the scene and we’re looking for the bad girl,” said Detective Lampe.

Call Green Township police at 513-574-0007 or Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040 if you recognize the woman.

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