LAKEPORT – LAKE COUNTY – A woman caught shoplifting at Kmart showed she was not happy being accused, and left with charges far greater than she would have had if she just said she was sorry.
On Monday, January 6, the Lakeport Police sent an officer to the store at 6 pm on reports of a shoplifter the store security was having trouble detaining. According to a Lakeport Police press release, the officer spoke to the loss prevention agent, and was told that the suspect, 22-year-old Marlyca Rose Ramos, was seen taking an item and leaving the store without paying. He reported that he confronted her about the theft, and she fought with him, punching the security guard in the face “two or three times.”
The Lakeport PD officer took over and set about to arrest Ms. Ramos, who apparently wanted to show the female officer who was boss, punching her twice in the head, knocking her to the ground, and then standing over her and hitting her again in the face. Perhaps caught momentarily off guard, the trained officer then took quick action, using her taser to control Ramos, holding her until back-up units from the Sheriff’s office arrived to assist in taking the combative young woman into custody. Both the Kmart loss prevention officer and the Police officer received minor injuries as a result of their encounter with Ms. Ramos.
And rather than just arrested for a simple shoplifting charge, Marlyca Ramos was booked for felony assault on a police officer, felony resisting an executive officer with violence, and battery.
Lake County News: Lakeport woman arrested for assaulting police officer, Kmart employee