BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WHNT) -- A woman was arrested after an altercation on Tuesday that began when a Walmart employee in Alabama asked her to wear a face mask in the store and ended with a police officer performing a “take-down” maneuver on her, Birmingham Police said.
Video of the confrontation at a Birmingham Walmart shows the officer picking the woman up and throwing her to the ground. It appears he was attempting to handcuff her.
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Birmingham Police Sgt. Rod Mauldin said a Walmart employee had told the woman to wear a face mask in the store, and the officer became involved because the woman became disorderly. Mauldin said the officer, who was working an extra security job for Walmart, heard the woman yelling obscenities toward customers and employees. Mauldin said the woman refused to leave the store and then resisted when the officer tried to detain her.
Authorities have not released the woman’s name but said Thursday she has been charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, third-degree criminal trespassing, possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of a controlled substance, AL.com reports.