Cop took pity on homeless shoplifter and refused to arrest her only for her to STAB HIM with a screwdriver and a knife – The Sun

Cop took pity on homeless shoplifter and refused to arrest her only for her to STAB HIM with a screwdriver and a knife – The Sun




A COP was stabbed by a homeless woman after he offered to let her off for allegedly shoplifting from a grocery store, according to a report.

Officer Joe Ryan approached the woman around 8 p.m. on Monday evening after store employees told him that a woman had hidden items in her clothing without paying for them, in St Paul, Minnesota.

 Articia L. Moore, 23, is accused of stabbing a policeman after he tried to let her off for shoplifting in St Paul, Minnesota

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Articia L. Moore, 23, is accused of stabbing a policeman after he tried to let her off for shoplifting in St Paul, MinnesotaCredit: Ramsey County jail

He offered to let her return the stolen items without punishment, according to the Star Tribune.

The woman – later identified as 23-year-old Articia L. Moore – denied having stolen anything, even though Ryan could reportedly see the concealed items.

She then returned a single item but when Ryan told her to return the rest she said she was homeless and became uncooperative.

Ryan then grabbed her arm after seeing a knife handle in her pocket.

A scuffle ensued, and the woman struck Ryan in the chest with a screwdriver and in the arm with a knife, according to a criminal complaint.

The tough cop still managed to bring her under control and arrested her.

Ryan’s vest protected him against the screwdriver, while his left bicep had a minor cut, according to the charges.

Sgt. Mike Ernster, a spokesman for the Police Department, said: “She had options, thankfully, he wasn’t seriously hurt.”

Moore was charged on Tuesday in Ramsey County District Court with second-degree assault and assaulting a police officer.

She remains inside as she hasn’t been able to afford the £16,000 bail.


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