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Police: Victoria's theft no secret

A Philadelphia woman observed stealing $423 worth of perfume from the Victoria's Secret store in the Exton Mall on Tuesday responded to pursuing officers by spraying them, but not with fragrance, police said.

Police: Victoria's theft no secret

Shanitta Hunter is accused of stealing more than $400 worth of perfume from Victoria´s Secret.
Shanitta Hunter is accused of stealing more than $400 worth of perfume from Victoria's Secret.

A Philadelphia woman observed stealing $423 worth of perfume from the Victoria's Secret store in the Exton Mall on Tuesday responded to pursuing officers by spraying them, but not with fragrance, police said.

At about 8 p.m., officers located 19-year-old Shanitta J. Hunter in a parking garage at the mall. Police said that although she was ordered to stop, Hunter continued to flee on foot and directed what later proved  to be pepper spray at the approaching officers, who took her into custody before being treated at the scene by ambulance personnel due to the effects of the spray.

Hunter,  who has been arrested at least twice in Montgomery County for retail theft, was charged with retail theft, resisting arrest, aggravated assault, and related offenses and remanded to Chester County Prison after failing to post $25,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

 

 

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