My Foxy NY
December 15, 2013
A Thanksgiving shopper is facing criminal charges after police say she pulled a stun gun in a dispute over a shopping cart outside of a Walmart store.
Police say it happened Thursday at about 7:18 p.m. at the Walmart in Linden, N.J.
Officers assigned to the store were alerted to a dispute in the parking lot between two women. An on-duty Linden Fire Department captain on scene monitoring the crowd situation told an officer that one of the women had a stun gun.
Police spoke to a victim, a 42 year old from Staten Island, who told officers that she and another woman were having an argument over a shopping cart when the other woman pulled out a stun gun and activated it in a threatening manner.
Police say the woman with the stun gun, Latosha Mathis, 34, of Elizabeth, N.J. was arrested after officers found the TW-11 stun gun in her purse.
She was charged with illegal possession of a stun gun, and is due back in court on December 6, 2013. She faces up to 18 months in jail and a $10,000 fine.