Chattanooga police: Suspected shoplifter wields baton and runs into pond

Chattanooga police: Suspected shoplifter wields baton and runs into pond

May 16th, 2014 by WRCB-TV Channel 3 in Local - Breaking News

Lesley Tate

Lesley Tate

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A woman remains behind bars after she wielded a baton at a Walmart loss prevention officer this week.

Lesley Tate, 33, attempted to walk out with more than $500 in merchandise, according to a Chattanooga police report.

The officer ripped the bag of merchandise away from her at the Greenway View Drive store location Wednesday night. She managed to fend off the security officer with a baton before running.

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