A woman is accused of spraying a Leicester Walmart employee in the eyes with Lysol disinfectant after being told there was a limit on the number of cans of the cleaning agent she could buy, police said.
The alleged assault took place at the Walmart Supercenter on Soojian Drive on March 27, police said in a statement Monday.
A cashier informed the woman there was a limit on the number of Lysol disinfectant cans she could purchase. The woman is suspected of responding by spraying the employee in the eyes with the liquid, according to the statement.
“She then completed her purchase and left in what is believed to have been an Uber,” the Leicester Police Department said in its statement.
The assault required EMS to respond to the scene, the department said.
The department released an image of the suspect and urged anyone with information related to the incident to call Leicester Police Officer Matthew Soojian at (508) 892-7010 ext. 2066 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The incident comes as stores across the country have limited the number of cleaning agents and other household supplies people can buy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Walmart has also started limiting the number of customers to roughly 20% of stores’ capacities as of Saturday.
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