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Woman Bites Macy's Employee Over Price Of Item In Newark Store, Police Say

NEWARK (CBS SF) -- A woman was arrested after allegedly biting a Macy's employee in a Newark store because she was upset over the price of an item.

Newark police say officers responded about 8 p.m. to the department store at NewPark Mall off Mowry Avenue because 42-year-old Anh Nguyen was arguing with a store manager over the price of an item.

Nguyen reportedly got a discount on the item, but was still unhappy with the price, and began to scream and curse at the manager.  The store manager and loss prevention officers asked Nguyen to leave the store, but she refused.

A loss prevention officer attempted to escort Nguyen out of the store, but police say she threw herself to the floor, and threw a temper tantrum, scratching and biting the officer's leg according to police.  The officer suffered minor injuries at the store.

Nguyen was arrested on assault and battery charges, and booked into the Santa Rita Jail.

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