MOLINE ACRES, Mo. (KSDK) – Four people are set to be charged with stealing and assaulting a police officer after a fight broke out when they were caught shoplifting air fresheners and gum from a grocery store.
It happened just after 2 p.m. Monday. Three men and one woman were caught shoplifting air fresheners and gum from the Shop N Save in Moline Acres. A security guard caught them and asked them to stop, causing a fight to break out.
A Moline Acres police officer who happened to be in the store when it happened got involved, and called for other officers to respond.
All four suspects are being held at the Moline Acres police department. They will be charged with stealing and assault on a police officer, according to Moline Acres police chief David Dorn.
No additional information was immediately available.