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Augusta woman pepper-sprays deputy, Wal-Mart employee

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 11:44 PM
Last updated 11:51 PM
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An Augusta woman accused of shoplifting pepper-sprayed a Wal-Mart employee and a Richmond County sheriff’s deputy Friday.

Karen Elizabeth Harrison, 29, of Stacey Circle, has been charged with felony obstruction of a law enforcement officer, simple battery and misdemeanor theft by shoplifting for the incident at the Wal-Mart at 3209 Deans Bridge Road, according to jail records.

About 12:05 p.m., Ernest Hooks, a Wal-Mart employee, alerted a nearby deputy that Harrison had placed several items into a large black purse and attempted to leave the store. As Harrison approached the exit, she noticed the deputy and immediately turned around to walk to the rear of the store, according to the report.

Harrison emptied the items – four 40-ounce candles and six pairs of leggings – from her purse and attempted to leave the store again. Hooks escorted her to the store’s security office, where she began fumbling with her keys before using pepper spray on Hooks and the deputy.

The deputy took Harrison into custody, and she was booked into the Augusta-Richmond County jail.

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fedex227
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fedex227 11/16/13 - 12:32 am
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Candles and leggings ...
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Well there is a cold front moving in.

myfather15
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myfather15 11/16/13 - 06:30 am
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What an idiot!!

She just turned what appears to be a misdemeanor shoplifting, into a felony where she will probably spend time in prison!! People never cease to amaze me!!

nocnoc
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nocnoc 11/16/13 - 07:38 am
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Really dumb , but worth 3 to 5 at our expense

Cannot even fathom the logic she used for this Cerebral infarction.

What was she thinking?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/16/13 - 07:59 am
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Riverman1
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Riverman1 11/16/13 - 08:11 am
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He should have used the Taser

He should have used the Taser on her after she sprayed him.

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daphne3520 11/16/13 - 10:30 am
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rmwhitley 11/16/13 - 01:59 pm
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Another
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democrat bites the dust.

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Marinerman1 11/18/13 - 10:53 am
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Yep -- Light Her Up

Yep, I would've lit her up, just for spraying me, if I had been the deputy. Just to see her twitch around.Yes, pretty stupid. Now a felony...

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