Police: Woman bit cop’s hand after stealing $850 worth of merchandise from Walmart

Posted: Updated:
NEW JERSEY -

Police say a woman from the Bronx bit a police officer's hand as she tried to steal $850 worth of merchandise from a Walmart in Secaucus.

The incident happened last Tuesday outside the Park Plaza Drive Walmart.

Police say Shamina Burton, 26, was one of three Bronx women, along with Tiffany Rodriguez and Emily Pizzaro, charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Burton was additionally charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, obstruction and drug offenses related to marijuana.

Police say an officer tried to stop Burton outside the store when she bit him. The officer was treated for cuts and abrasions.

The stolen clothing was recovered.

The three women were transported to Hudson County Jail.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."