Alexandria woman accused of stealing clothes, hitting security with pliers

Ebony Johnson, 23, 203 Woodward St., Alexandria, was arrested Monday night on charges relating to stolen clothes and fighting with security at Burlington Coat Factory in Alexandria Mall, according tothe Alexandria Police Department.

According to the police report, the security guard told officers through the store’s surveillance camera, he saw Johnson allegedly taking two extra large Roca Wear red shirts, hiding them and leaving the store without paying for the items. The items were valued at $20.

When security approached Johnson, she allegedly began fighting with the security guard and hit him in the right side of his head and body with a pair of needle nose pliers, which were in her purse. The guard and mall security walked Johnson back inside the store and called the police.

When police arrived, they observed a small cut on the right temple area of the guard’s head.

Johnson was booked on charges of  shoplifting and aggravated battery.

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