Woman in custody for allegedly shoplifting and threatening guard with scissors

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A woman accused of shoplifting in Logan Heights by threatening a security guard with a pair of scissors is in custody Thursday.

Tangie Jones, 33, allegedly stole several items from the Walmart in the 2100 block of Imperial Avenue shortly before 9:30 a.m.

According to San Diego police, Jones brandished a pair of scissors in a menacing manner when the guard confronted her as she was leaving. 

Patrol officers investigating the crime found Jones a few blocks away and took her into custody, Sgt. Ray Battrick said.

She was expected to be booked into county jail on suspicion of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon, he said.

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