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County Officer Pepper Sprayed After Approaching Teens Shoplifting Inside Pasadena Store

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An Anne Arundel County Police Officer was pepper sprayed after approaching a group of teens he observed shoplifting at a store in Pasadena.

On September 22, 2021, at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers responded to the Five Below located at 8036 Ritchie Highway for an assault that just occurred. Upon arrival, they met with an off-duty Anne Arundel County police officer and employees of the store. The off-duty officer was shopping when he noticed four females shoplifting. The officer showed the females his badge and said he was the police. When he did, the four took off running with the merchandise.

While attempting to flee, one of the females sprayed the officer with pepper spray. A store manager was able to get a bag of stolen merchandise from one of the females before they fled. The four females, ages 15-18 years old, got into a silver or grey late model sedan that was waiting outside.

The officer was treated by the fire department and released.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Eastern District Detectives at 410-222-6145 or the TipLine at 410-222-4700.

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Eric Rug

thank you police officer who was assaulted by young thugs. it shows a person who took an oath was still doing his duty even not in uniform. I think citizens especially these young thugs should be shamed but I think they probably don't have the education of how to spell the word.

Tom Hobeck

why should we treat these little ho,s with any fairness or respect .I don't give a hoot about them being minors, they made a conscious decision and now they must pay.

Steven Hook

No Good. P.O.S. People. they have no jobs they have no life so they would rather go steal instead of earning money like a real person does


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