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Westlock woman who hit cashier with can of cat food charged

Fifty-three-year-old woman’s first court appearance slated for May 3
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WESTLOCK – A 53-year-old Westlock woman who police say struck a grocery store clerk in the head with a can of cat food earlier this month now faces a charge of assault with a weapon.

Acting Westlock RCMP Detachment commander Cpl. Riley Sutherland said that just after 8:30 a.m., March 7, they received a report a woman “got into a verbal dispute” with one of the cashiers at Sobeys and when leaving “took a tin of cat food and hit one of the employees with it.”

“She held it in her hand and struck her with tin of cat food. Thankfully, she wasn’t seriously injured,” said Sutherland.

By the time RCMP got there, the woman had left the scene and they weren’t able to find her, but she returned to the store March 16 and was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon. Sutherland said the woman, who they’ve declined to name, was released on an undertaking and will make her first appearance in Westlock Provincial Court May 3.