Police arrest woman accused of biting clerk's arms during theft

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Police say a 26-year-old woman accused of biting a clerks arms during a theft has been arrested.

Authorities charged Ruth Love with third-degree assault and battery, financial transaction card fraud and possession of cocaine.

Major Stan Gragg with the Mount Pleasant Police Department said Love was wanted for incidents at Lowe's, Michael's, and Wild Wing Café.

Police say the first incident happened on Feb. 10, when a woman reported her wallet stolen from the Wild Wing Café on Coleman Boulevard. A short time later, investigators said Love was captured on surveillance video using the victim's credit cards.

The next incident happened on April 7, when police say Love and an accomplice walked into the Michael's on Highway 17 North and filled a shopping cart full of fake plants and planters before walking out of the store.

Then, on July 18, police say Love and an accomplice walked into Lowe's off Highway 17 and attempted to steal electric thermometers, but were caught by an employee.

Gragg said Love bit the employee on both arms before she and her accomplice ran from the scene.

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