December 19, 2014

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Police seek woman in Kmart coupon attack

LORAIN — Police are looking for a woman who assaulted another customer at Super Kmart Wednesday because she was angry at how long it was taking to redeem a coupon at the register.

According to a police report, the 32-year-old victim was at the store in the 5300 block of Leavitt Road trying to redeem a $5 off coupon at the checkout around 4:50 p.m. when a woman in line behind her yelled at her to go to customer service with her coupon and called the victim an obscene name, police said.

When the victim said she wasn’t going to customer service, police said the angry woman poked the victim in the cheek as she held her 11-month-old son and threatened to slap the victim.

When the woman put her son down in her shopping cart, the suspect attacked the victim, was pulled off by another female customer and fled the store, police said.

Officers are hoping surveillance footage will help with the investigation.