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Couple pepper sprays 80-year-old woman in Walmart because she tried to stop them from shoplifting

By Mason White 2:52 PM August 14, 2017
Michael Jude and Sandra Yeahquo
Michael Jude and Sandra Yeahquo
By: Mason White

A couple was arrested for assaulting an elderly woman with pepper spray after she tried to stop them from shoplifting.

The arrest came after police in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, asked people for help with identifying the thieves from a surveillance photo.

In their original Facebook photo, police wrote: “The male subject shoplifted items from Walmart, and pepper sprayed an 80-year-old female employee when he was confronted.

“The female is an accomplice who was with the male subject, and provided him the pepper spray before entering the store. The two left the area in a maroon minivan with Oklahoma registration plates.”

Police later wrote an update, saying: “Based upon information gathered and a thorough investigation, The Mount Sterling Police Department issued two arrest warrants for the suspects involved in this weekend’s Walmart robbery in which the 80-year-old female employee was pepper sprayed.”

Officers arrested 35-year-old Michael Jude, and Sandra Yeahquo, 36, both are from of Oklahoma. They are both facing charges of robbery in the first degree and assault.