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UPDATE: Suspected Thieves Attack Employee on Black Friday

UPDATED Tuesday, November 27, 2012 --- 11:57 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Madison police say two Black Friday shoppers attacked a security guard at J.C. Penney after he accused them of shoplifting, leaving the guard with a cut near his ear.

A WMTV-TV report Monday says two women and a 14-year-old girl were arrested, and another woman was cited.

The 24-year-old guard told police the women were placing stolen items in a stroller, beneath a baby. He says when he asked them to stop, a 22-year-old Sun Prairie woman and the 14-year-old punched and kicked him, while a 24-year-old Reedsburg woman yelled that she was going to kill him.

The 14-year-old later told an officer she has "anger problems."

Police say clothes and other stolen items were found beneath the baby.

A 23-year-old Sun Prairie woman was cited for retail theft.

Copyright 2012: Associated Press

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Posted Monday, November 26, 2012 --- 11:33 a.m.

Incident Report from the Madison Police Department:

Incident Type: Retail Theft

Incident Date: 11/23/2012 - 7:59 PM

Address: East Towne Mall (J.C. Penney)

Arrested: Lesley M. Williams, age 22, Sun Prairie, WI
Ms. Williams was arrested for Battery and Retail Theft.

Ashley R. Williams, age 24, Reedsburg, WI
Ms. Williams was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Bail Jumping.

Female, age 14, Madison
Teen was arrested for Battery and released to a family member.

Alicia A. Lembeke, age 23, Sun Prairie, WI
Ms. Lembeke was cited and released for Retail Theft.

Victim: Male, age 24
Victim is a loss prevention officer for J.C. Penney.

Details: A loss prevention officer at East Towne's J.C. Penney store was attacked Black Friday, in front of many shoppers, as he stopped a group of thieves who had been placing stolen items in a stroller, beneath a baby. The 24-year old victim said the women left the last point of purchase, and were heading into the mall, when he asked them to stop. Instead, he came under siege as a couple of the women - including a 14-year old - punched and kicked him while another yelled that she was going to kill him.

The youngest suspect later admitted to an officer that she has "anger problems." Stolen clothes and other items taken from the store were found beneath the infant. The victim was not seriously hurt but was bleeding from a cut near an ear.


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