BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Police say a woman who was stopped for trying to steal more than $860 dollars worth of merchandise from Sears became violent on arrest.
Last Saturday, the security team at the Bangor Mall called the Bangor Police Department. Security officers told police they had caught Melissa Lacasse, of Old Town, rolling a shopping cart full of items out of the Sears without paying for them.
The items in the cart totalled $863.80.
The police officers spoke with Lacasse and determined she'd have to go to jail. That's when she became violent.
The officers restrained her as she became physically combative. Lacasse spat on them.
After being finally detained, police found a Klonopin on her person. That's a drug used to treat epilepsy and anxiety.
Lacasse faces charges resulting from the theft, the assault and the pill found on her.