CHIPPEWA, Pa, (KDKA) — A Beaver Falls woman is accused of assaulting several Walmart employees over the weekend.
Chippewa police said Tamara Brooks beat up a 62-year-old woman at the customer service desk and then attacked and threatened others. Police were called to the Walmart for the incident at around 12:15 p.m. on Sunday.
Kimberly Yohe frequents the Chippewa Walmart and told KDKA-TV's Mamie Bah what she saw on Sunday.
"I heard somebody say anybody that saw anything, come over here. I'm like nah, I'm getting outta here," Yohe said.
Investigators said Brooks assaulted three Walmart employees. According to the criminal complaint, it started at the customer service desk after a dispute over whether Brooks paid for the items in her shopping cart.
The employee, a 62- year-old woman, confronted her. Witnesses told police that Brooks started to scream and then punched the victim in the face, knocking her to the ground.
According to investigators, she punched and stomped on the worker while she was on the floor.
To Yohe, the events of that day are shocking.
"What the heck? She might need some mental health," Yohe said.
Investigators said Brooks also assaulted and threatened two other employees.
She's facing multiple charges, including aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and harassment. The 40-year-old is also charged with intimidation of a witness or victim. A detainer also was issued for Brooks due to her being on probation in Beaver County.
According to a second criminal complaint, while at the hospital after the attack, she called and threatened the store and employee.
The victim is back at work for the first time since the incident. She said because of store policy, she isn't allowed to speak about what happened.
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