A woman told police she was desperate to support her crack cocaine habit when she tried to walk out of Family Dollar with a cartload of items.
Sparkle Colquitt, 33, is being held on suspicion of felony robbery after her arrest Saturday, according to the Dayton police report.
Family Dollar employees told police the woman walked in and started going down the aisles and loading up a shopping cart.
The alleged shoplifter then pushed the cart toward the entrance. An employee moved to block the door and asked the suspect what she was doing, to which she replied, “Making it easier on myself,” according to the report.
Police said the suspect started to pull hair and fight with the employees, who were able to subdue her and hold her down for police.
She was trying to walk out of the store with more than $255 worth of items, according to the report.
Police said while she was questioned in the back of a cruiser, Colquitt admitted she was addicted to crack cocaine and planned to sell the items she was about to steal to get money to buy more of the drug.
Colquitt, who has a history of arrests in Montgomery County dating back to 2000, is scheduled to appear for an arraignment on Monday.
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