WAILUKU - A 35-year-old Haliimaile woman was being held on $6,200 bail at the Wailuku Police Station on Friday morning for allegedly using a device that resembled a Taser, or stun gun, to steal merchandise from Walmart on Tuesday, police said.
Honey D. Milch was charged with second-degree robbery, resisting arrest and second-degree escape, police records show.
Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division said that around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, a woman was leaving the Walmart store from the garden department exit with a cart of items and refused to provide a receipt to an employee at the door.
The woman tried to push past the employee, who tried to stop the woman and her cart, Rego said.
But then the woman pulled out a black device, which the employee said emitted sparks and had a crackling sound. The woman then put the black device to the employee's chest, Rego said.
The employee was not hurt but got scared and backed away from the woman who fled in a truck.
Police were able to obtain surveillance video from the store and arrested the woman at her residence Thursday. During the arrest, Rego said that the woman slipped off her handcuffs while in the police car, and through an opening of a window in the car, the woman was able to reach outside and open the car door.
Rego said that the woman tried to run away but was caught by police.