MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – Two Hackettstown residents face charges following an incident at the Mansfield Township Walmart last month.
On March 28, at 1:09 p.m., township police responded to Walmart for a report that loss prevention has a shoplifter in custody. A 58-year-old woman, whose name was not released, had failed to scan $164.92 worth of merchandise at self-checkout, police said.
While the officer was in the loss prevention office with the female, a 78-year-old man, whose name was not released, began banging on the door. When the officer opened the door, the man began yelling, cursing and posturing towards the officer with clenched fists, police said.
It was determined the man was with the woman. He was calmed down and she was transported to police headquarters for processing on the shoplifting charge, police said.
While at headquarters the man returned to Walmart and tried to forcefully enter the loss prevention office while cursing at the loss prevention officer. The loss prevention officer was able to force the door shut and he then left the store, police said.
He was charged with harassment, loitering and disturbing the peace. Both were banned from the store, police said.