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Woman arrested after pepper spraying Walmart security guard while trying to steal a TV

Osceola County detectives arrested a woman last week after she attacked a security guard with pepper spray while trying to steal a television from a Walmart store.

Woman arrested after pepper spraying Walmart security guard while trying to steal a TV

According to an Osceola County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies responded to the Walmart located at 2855 N. Old Lake Wilson Boulevard on Jan. 16 in Kissimmee after receiving a retail theft report. Members of the store’s Asset Protection Team told deputies they attempted to detain two female suspects who had walked out of the store without paying for two televisions.

When the suspects were told to stop by Asset Protection, one of the females immediately ran away. But the second suspect, identified as Tyeisha Angella Shaw, 30,turned around and pepper sprayed the Asset Protection member, the report stated. Both suspects escaped before deputies could arrive. The security guard was not injured during the incident.

On Jan. 18, detectives with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Tourism Policing and Robbery Unit units obtained enough evidence to identify Shaw. Detectives conducted surveillance in Orlando and placed her under arrest. She was charged with possession of chemical agent by a convicted felon, grand theft, battery and resisting a merchant.

Detectives are still looking for the second female suspect and other possible victims.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at 407-348-2222 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS, where information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.