Customer cuts up rough

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A SALES assistant at a Mordialloc supermarket was abused and then sprayed on the arm by a customer whose bag she had been asked to inspect, 11.43am, Thursday 6 April.

Police were told the 17-year-old salesgirl had been asked by her supervisor to inspect the handbag before the woman left the store. However, when approached, the shopper became abusive, angrily shoving her handbag across the counter, saying, “You haven’t had a good enough look.”

The shopper, 39, then allegedly reached into her bag and pulled out a perfume bottle which she twice sprayed at the girl’s arm. The girl pressed her assistance bell and left the shopper to be handled by her supervisor.

Police who interviewed the woman at her home said she refused to answer questions, saying only, “It’s a set up.”

She will be charged on summons with unlawful assault.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 12 April 2017

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