West Point Police Department officers got more than they bargained for when a routine shoplifting call turned into a pursuit Wednesday.
According to a WPPD incident report, officers were dispatched to the West Point Walmart in response to an alleged shoplifting. Upon arrival, Walmart employees told police an unknown woman filled a shopping cart with merchandise and then exited the store without paying for it. Employees reportedly told officers the alleged shoplifter got into a green Honda.
Officers spanned the parking lot and located a 1994 green Honda Accord matching employeesâ€™ description; however, as officers approached the vehicle to question the suspect, the driver started the car and â€śsped out of the parking lot,â€ť according to the report.
Police pursued the suspect northbound along Highway 45 through the intersection of Highway 50, where the suspectâ€™s vehicle jumped the curb and came to rest in the China Buffett parking lot.
Officers apprehended Keosha Cunningham, 20, of Columbus, as she attempted to flee the scene on foot.
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