WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — A woman is in custody after an attempted robbery went awry at the Concord Mall Friday.READ MORE: Amtrak Forced To Reduce Service Along Northeast Corridor Due To COVID-Related Staffing Shortage
The Delaware State Police say that Marnaishja Cooper, 23, put on a pair of Timberland boots and tried to leave the store without paying.
An employee tried to stop Cooper, but she punched and kicked him. Cooper continued to flee the store with the stolen merchandise.
When a mall security officer tried to apprehend her, Cooper bit him. Still, he was able to take her into custody.READ MORE: Mother Of Cheltenham Township Single-Car Crash Victim Speaks Out After Incident Left 1 Person Dead, 4 Others Injured: ‘It's Horrible’
Officials say she initially gave a fake name before they were able to verify who she was and that she was from Newark.
The security officer was taken to Wilmington Hospital where he was treated for his injuries and then released. The Foot Locker employee was not injured in the scuffle.
Cooper was charged with first degree robbery and other charges after the incident at the Concord Mall.MORE NEWS: Cooling Tower Malfunction Caused Fire At Center City High-Rise, Source Says
She is being held on $6,500 bond at the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution.