Loss provention workers at Sears Department store called Danbury police Sunday at about 4 p.m. after watching two people shoplifting. When the loss prevention workers attempted to bring the two women to the security office, one woman, later identified as Kimberly Mier, 18, of Dunhill Dr., Brewster, struck one of the agents in the head with a metal bowl. Both suspects fled the store, Danbury police reported.
When Police Officer Daniel Sellner was collecting that information from Sears, a witness told him the two women were in the food court, and Sellner approached them with the loss prevention agents.
While attempting to charge the suspects in the theft, Mier approached Officer Sellner and started to punch him about his body, screaming profanities at him to let her go. Sellner was struggling with both females when he received help from an off duty police officer, police said.
A large crowd had gathered and Mier continued her loud abusive tirade complete with foul language and use of sexual innuendo, screaming police brutality and profanities throughout the arrest while Mall shoppers looked on.
Value of the merchandise taken was approx. $140. The assaulted loss prevention agent received a laceration on his forehead but refused medical attention at the scene.
Mier was charged with Assaulting a police officer, interfering with the duties of a police officer, breach of peace, fourth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit fourth-degree larceny. Mier was released on a $5,000 bond for a court appearance on Dec. 12.
The female juvenile, 17 , was charged with breach of peace, interfering with a police officer, fourth-degree larcney and conspiracy to commit fourth-degree Larceny. She was release on a written promise to appear in court on Dec. 12.
This information was provided by the Danbury Police Department. A person charged with a crime is innocent until having been convicted in court.