Woman Pepper Sprays More Than 20 People in Failed Arundel Mills Robbery Attempt

Recently, a woman who was confronted for attempting to steal a pair of boots at the Arundel Mills Mall pepper sprayed 24-plus people trying to escape.*

The woman in question is from Baltimore, and took the boots, sprayed the store and ran. She also pulled a knife when a security guard stopped her outside the store, Off Broadway Shoes, in the middle of the day.

The security guard was able to get the knife despite the fact that the woman also pepper sprayed him while they struggled. He was also able to take the pepper spray from her and spray her. The police then took her into custody.

The security guard and an employee at Off Broadway Shoes were treated at Baltimore Washington Medical Center for exposure to pepper spray. All others on the scene were treated at the store by firefighters from Anne Arundel County.

The woman has been charged with many crimes, including robbery, theft, reckless endangerment and several counts of second-degree assault.

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