MAY 25--Meet Lonneshia Shafaye Appling.
The Georgia woman, 26, was so determined to shoplift beer, bacon, cheese, and chicken wings from a Piggly Wiggly that she punched, spit at, and pepper-sprayed store workers who confronted her as she tried to flee the supermarket Wednesday afternoon, according to cops.
Appling, pictured in the adjacent mug shot, allegedly hid items worth $88.27 in a canvas bag. She “attempted to check out, only putting one item on the counter,” according to a worker quoted in an Athens-Clarke County Police Department report.
When a Piggly Wiggly employee--who had been tipped to the pilfering by a shopper--asked Appling about the concealed items, she tried to exit the store. After worker Jonathan Orr tried to stop Appling, she “pulled out some pepper spray and sprayed him in the face.”
Appling kept spraying as several workers tried to keep her from fleeing. The 340-pound Appling also allegedly punched Orr in the face and spit on the 28-year-old employee. As she successfully bolted from the Athens store, Appling “was dropping beer cans out of her purse.”
Responding to a 911 call, a cop reported spotting “a very large black female in a purple dress standing there screaming at two store employees” who followed her outside the Piggly Wiggly, which was filled with a choking cloud of pepper spray. Police then arrested Appling, whose rap sheet includes several prior shoplifting convictions and outstanding arrest warrants in three Georgia counties.
Cops prepared an inventory of the items Appling sought to swipe: five packages of cheese; eight cans of Coors Light; vegetable oil; chicken wings; and five packages of bacon. As first reported by the Athens Banner Herald, she was charged with a variety of crimes, including aggravated assault, theft, simple battery, and disorderly conduct.
While in police custody, Appling told a cop to add whatever charges he wanted “because she was going to plea bargain and half of the charges would be dropped anyway,” according to the report. She also asked Officer Nathaniel Franco if her arrest would make the police blotter, requesting that the cop make his report “more interesting so that her arrest would make” the department’s compendium of notable incidents.
The unemployed--and now incarcerated--Appling “also commented that store personnel shouldn’t chase people like that because they could get themselves hurt.” Or shoplifters could get busted.
Niggers Shoot At Woman Over Parking Space
Men Threatened To Run Over Victim Holding Parking Space For Mother-In-Law, Police Say
Alan Gathright, 7NEWS Content Producer
DENVER -- Two men in a Mercedes Benz so wanted a parking spot that a woman was holding for a relative at the Denver Diner that they threatened to run her over before one of them fired a shot at her, police said.
The men got their parking space and strolled inside the diner, but it's unlikely they had time to eat.
Police soon arrived and arrested the accused shooter, Idus Marshall, 26, on charges of attempted first-degree murder, felony menacing with a handgun, illegally discharging a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon and using a weapon in a violent crime, according to court records.
The Mercedes driver, Lamar Robertson IV, 27, was arrested on a charge of felony menacing with a weapon, records show.
Police said the incident happened about 2:05 a.m. April 15 in the parking lot of the diner at 740 W. Colfax Ave.
The 31-year-old woman told police she was standing in the parking space when a black Mercedes pulled up with three men in it and they told her to move.
The woman tried to explain that she was holding the spot for her mother-in-law, according to court records obtained by 7NEWS.
Both Marshall and Robertson "became upset and, after telling the victim to move or they would run her over, pulled out handguns, then pointed them at (the woman) and told her to move," according to a police statement supporting a search warrant for the Mercedes.
Marshall then fired a shot at the woman, police said.
"The bullet narrowly missed (the woman) and struck the exterior wall of the Denver Diner," the affidavit said.
Arriving officers recovered one spent shell in the parking lot, the affidavit said. An officer looked into the Mercedes and spotted a handgun in plain view on the floor in front of the passenger seat.
Police impounded the Mercedes, obtained a search warrant and recovered two .40-caliber handguns, bullet magazines and 29 bullets from the car, the affidavit said.
Robertson is free on $50,000 bond. Court records show Marshall is also free on bond, but the amount was not known Wednesday.
Neither Marshall nor Robertson have prior adult arrest records in Colorado.
Police: Semen was 'bodily fluid' Saginaw student allegedly put in mouthwash given to classmates as 'senior prank'
SAGINAW, MI — A Saginaw Arts & Sciences Academy senior put semen into a mouthwash container before giving it to classmates as "a senior prank," police confirm.
Saginaw Police Detective Sgt. Joseph Dutoi said a state police crime lab confirmed the "bodily fluid" Jordan T. Drake is accused of injecting into the container was sperm.
Drake, 17, is charged with a felony count of adulterating or misbranding a food item May 15 at the school. Dutoi told The Saginaw News that Drake “described it as a senior prank.”
Drake appeared Thursday before Saginaw County Chief District Judge M. Randall Jurrens, who entered a not guilty plea on Drake's behalf and released him on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of four years in prison. Drake is scheduled for a June 5 preliminary hearing before District Judge Terry L. Clark.
The accusations bear resemblance to a similiar incident in Minnesota, where a 16-year-old student was alleged to have given a "semen-laced cupcake" to a fellow high school classmate earlier this month, media reports indicate.