The woman suspected of spraying fifteen people at an LA-area Walmart last week in an attempt to keep people away from the items she wanted has turned herself into authorities but was released pending further investigation after police say she refused to discuss the incident.

The woman, whose name has not been released, is suspected of "firing pepper spray into a crowd in order to clear a path to a crate of Xbox video game players that were being unwrapped late Thanksgiving night at a Walmart in the upscale Porter Ranch section of the San Fernando Valley."

The suspect managed to escape amidst the confusion and it is not known if she managed to get an Xbox after all of her uh, um, hard work? You know, the kind of hard work that results in the minor injuries and sustained cuts and bruises of 20 people.

According to a statement from Sgt. Jose Valle, the woman turned herself in and then "immediately invoked her right against self-incrimination, however, and refused to discuss the incident further."


Why you would go to the trouble of turning yourself in and then refuse to talk about the incident because you knew you had a right to not incriminate yourself is beyond me, but maybe some of you can make sense of it.

Valle also says investigators still have nearly a dozen witnesses to interview, including several victims of the attack and added that it would likely be another two days before any arrest could be made. If convicted, the woman could be facing battery charges.


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California Black Friday pepper spray suspect surrenders, is released pending investigation [WashingtonPost]