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88-year-old woman punches Walgreens employee because she was angry

By Mason White 6:18 PM March 8, 2017
Bernice Shaw
Bernice Shaw
By: Alexis Bell

An elderly woman was arrested after she punched a worker at a Walgreens because she was angry.

88-year-old Bernice Shaw of Florida, was arrested after she allegedly hit the employee at Walgreens, which is located in a community that is geared towards elderly people.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrested Shaw on one count of battery. She was released later on her own recognition.

The incident occurred at 1:00 p.m. at Walgreens on 110 Century Blvd.

According to police, Shaw was angry because she fell inside the Walgreens store a month earlier.

She entered the store, and walked up to the counter, where she screamed at the employee. A woman who was working at the store was trying to calm her down, but she pushed the woman’s hand and she told the worker to get away from her.

The employee walked away, but returned a few moments later to return an object to a shelf in an area near where Shaw was standing.

Shaw started screaming and then without warning, she punched the employee on the side of his face, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said.

Shaw lost her balance, and the employee tried to stop the fall, but was unable to do so. Shaw fell, but was not injured, the spokesperson said.