Police have arrested a Utah woman who allegedly robbed a man as he had a seizure in a Midvale 7-Eleven.
KSL reported that Alexandra Justine Dewsnup, 28, was arrested Wednesday and charged with violation of parole, theft, and possession with intent to sell transfer information of a financial transaction card. Dewsnup is accused of stealing the victim’s credit card on October 4 and using it to make an online purchase.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, footage allegedly caught Dewsnup taking a credit card from Dustin Malone as he suffered a seizure on the floor. The suspect was also seen stepping over the man and exiting the store without getting help.
Malone explained to KSTU that he has epilepsy but rarely has seizures in public places. He noticed that his credit card was missing shortly after the incident and, the next day, received a text alert that someone made a $130 purchase at Hollister using the card.
“Nothing irritates me more as a healthcare provider than people who victimize other people,” the EMT and former Army medic commented.
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Multiple people—including the suspect’s own parents—reportedly provided tips to police identifying Dewsnup. From there, she contacted officers and turned herself in, according to KST.
A report obtained by the local station alleged that Dewsnup told police she didn’t remember robbing Malone because “she was under the influence of Xanax” at the time.
Malone claimed the suspect’s family contacted him and informed him of her “severe” mental health issues. Now, he says he forgives the woman accused of robbing him and has asked the community to stop harassing her on social media.
“As a healthcare professional my primary priority is the physical and mental wellbeing of those I come into contact with. She is no exception to that. If she truly wants help I will help her,” he told the local station Thursday.
“I as the victim have forgiven her and I ask you as a community to do the same.”
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