Alleged Victoria's Secret shoplifter assaults, pepper-sprays officers on Long Island: police
Charisma McMillan

By Kristine Garcia, WPIX

EAST GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (WPIX) -- A woman accused of shoplifting allegedly pepper-sprayed and assaulted police officers who attempted to arrest her Friday.

Police say Charisma McMillan removed merchandise valued at about $1,100 from a Victoria’s Secret located inside Roosevelt Field Mall in East Garden City.

When officers located McMillan, she used pepper-spray on both officers, police said.

As officers tried to place McMillan under arrest, she refused orders to place her hands behind her back and began to kick, bite, spit and punch the cops, according to authorities.

She was eventually taken into custody, and the officers were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries, police said.

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