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BLAINE, Minn. (FOX 9) – A shoplifting incident on Black Friday turned into a pepper spray attack on a security guard at the Northtown Mall in Blaine, Minnesota, according to the Blaine Police Department.
Blaine police say the incident happened around 9 p.m. on Black Friday at the Burlington Coat Factory.
Video surveillance shows two females try to leave the store with baskets of unpaid items. The loss prevention officer attempts to stop the two, but then, one of the suspects sprays him in the face with mace or a similar irritant. After initially leaving the store, the two then return to take some of the merchandise that had fallen on the ground.
Another store employee, who tried to stop the women, was also knocked over in the process.