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Colorado Walmart suspect

Police search for woman who sprayed Walmart employees with chemical, making them sick

by Leigh Egan

Police are searching for a woman who sprayed a chemical onto Walmart clerk in Fountain, Colorado, before fleeing the store. The spray permeated to additional employees, causing extreme illness.

Fox 31 Denver reports that suspect walked into the Fountain Walmart on 4426 Venetucci Boulevard, at around 10 p.m. on Friday night, and sprayed “some type of chemical liquid” on a store clerk, which contaminated at least six other employees. Some employees became nauseated and began vomiting, while others were hospitalized.

The store manager told police that while in the checkout lane, the woman pulled a small spray bottle from her purse, sprayed the clerk, then sprayed herself and an empty shopping cart, before leaving the store.

The suspect is between the ages of 40 to 50, stands around five-feet seven-inches tall, and has dark blonde/light brown hair. She was wearing dark pants and a short-sleeved multi-color shirt.

Anyone with any information is urged to call the Fountain Police Department at 719-382-4244 or the Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers at 719-634-7867.

[Feature Photo: Screenshot/Walmart Surveillance]

Leigh Egan is a crime-fighting journalist and editor who specializes in breaking news and investigative true crime coverage. With more than a decade of experience under her belt, Leigh’s work can be found in a number of high-profile national publications. For Leigh, learning didn’t stop after college. She considers herself a lifelong learner who frequently takes media and journalism courses to keep abreast of the latest happenings and innovations in her field.