Police: accused shoplifter pulls knife on store staff

Beaumont police Wednesday arrested a woman accused of shoplifting for also attempting to stab store employees who confronted her.

Police say 23-year-old Brittany Sandoval of Beaumont was seen taking items from JC Penny at about 6 p.m.. They say when employees confronted the woman as she was walking outside, Sandoval pulled a knife and began slashing at them.

They say she dropped the knife and surrendered when a federal law enforcement official who was nearby and approached the confrontation.

Sandoval was charged with aggravated robbery.


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