DAILYKENN.com -- A retail worker in Modesto, Calif. was left bloodied after being assaulted by an irate female customer, she says.
Apparently, the attacker was miffed at missing an opportunity to purchase a swimming pool.
Samantha Clarke said she was "split open pretty good," reports say.
"Clarke says the woman started throwing items off the counter, hit her in the face with something metal in her hand and casually walked out of the store with her baby's stroller in tote," according to abc10.com.
The Modesto Police Department posted the following on its Facebook page along with an image of the suspect:
It’s #whosthatwednesday and MPD needs your help in identifying this female subject. She assaulted a clerk at Big 5 in Modesto after being upset about a merchandise pick up. If you have any information about her identity, please contact Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.
Samantha Clarke said she was "split open pretty good" two weeks ago when she was allegedly assaulted by a customer while police say she was working at a Big 5 Sporting Goods store.
Clarke said she has been working at the sporting goods store for 17 years now. Earlier this month, in the middle of the pandemic, she says a woman calling from Tracy asked her staff to hold a swimming pool for her.
"We told them that we would hold it for 30 minutes, they showed up 45 minutes later and the pool was gone," Clarke recalled. "So the lady was upset, understandably. I could understand that she was upset."
Clarke says the woman started throwing items off the counter, hit her in the face with something metal in her hand and casually walked out of the store with her baby's stroller in tote.
She said the woman even took the time to cover up her license plates on the way out.
"It was so fast, I couldn't even put my hands up," Clarke recalled. "I had no idea she was going to hit me, like, didn't see it coming."
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