Suspect in shoplifting arrested after returning for lost phone

Updated: Oct. 24, 2017 at 1:00 PM EDT
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Shachaunda Latrice Lee (Source: LMDC)
Shachaunda Latrice Lee (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A lost cell phone landed a woman in jail after she went back to find it.

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Louisville Metro police were called to the Meijer at 4500 S. Hurstbourne Parkway around 7:45 p.m. Oct. 21. A strong arm robbery had taken place at the store earlier in the day and store loss prevention personnel said a woman involved had returned.

An arrest report says Shachaunda Latrice Lee, 38, of Louisville, used a shopping cart to injure an employee who was trying to detain a man suspected of shoplifting. After getting away, Lee and the man got on a bus. The report says several hundred dollars in merchandise was taken.

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Lee was arrested after she came back to the store to look for her cell phone.

Officers arrested Lee on one count of robbery 2nd degree.

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