Police Mulling Wal-Mart Pepper Spray Charges

Suspect who turned herself in refuses to talk, and is released by Devonshire Division officers, pending further investigation.

Police are still trying to decide whether to seek charges against the woman who allegedly attacked a crowd of Porter Ranch Wal-Mart customers with pepper spray Thanksgiving night during a holiday doorbuster sale.

The woman allegedly sprayed customers before she grabbed an Xbox video game console, purchased it and left the store, according to reports.

Twenty victims, including children, were treated for lung and eye irritation.

The suspect, described as being in her 30s, walked into the Devonshire Division police station at 8:30 p.m. Friday and turned herself in, police said. However, police reported that she refused to answer questions, claiming her constitutional right against self-incrimination. Police did not provide her name, and she was released pending further investigation.

It would likely be at least two days before an arrest in the case could be made, Sgt. Jose Valle told the Huffington Post on Saturday.

"We have a ton of witnesses and victims to interview," LAPD Officer Bruce Borihanh told the Los Angeles Times.

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sydney November 28, 2011 at 05:45 PM
The Cops are coward!
sydney November 28, 2011 at 05:47 PM
Arrest that Woman! The cops are cowards!
John November 28, 2011 at 06:59 PM
I could not disagree with you any more. She assaulted all these people for material gain. This is one of the biggest problems that we have in our society. This is why other countries hate us and want to kill us. The rules apply to everybody including corporations, governments and individuals. Throw her in jail for a year and she needs to pay restitution to all those she assaulted.
Tom mcginley November 29, 2011 at 12:40 AM
It sucks all those people got sprayed.But if u think about it its pretty freaken funny LOL HAHAHAHAHA
AG December 09, 2011 at 01:00 AM
I have been in public events at which pepper spray was used and it helped the women who own and used it against individuals who didn't stop their physically aggressive actions when asked to do so by her. I have seen the opposite where pepper spray could have stopped a street mugging & it's injuries to the victim and would have stopped the mugger to not get away from the scene without police intervention. Nowadays the police are often too late to help in these types of calls.


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