Police are looking for a woman who allegedly let her dog urinate on dozens of clothes at a New Jersey store, refused to leave when asked and then led officers on a short chase after they were called to the scene.
Police say the woman, identified as 35-year-old Theresa Tumbleson, went into a Lane Bryant store in Toms River on Monday with her small dog. While inside, she allegedly let the pet relieve itself on 14 dresses and 11 pairs of pants, causing more than $2,000 in damage to the merchandise.
Police say the suspect got angry when a store employee asked her to leave and officers were called to the scene.
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Officers got to the store as the woman was getting in her car. They tried to pull the vehicle over and followed the car for a short distance with their cruiser's lights and sirens on.
The car ran several red lights and officers decided not to give chase because the roads were wet, police said.
Police say warrants are out for Tumbleson’s arrest on charges of eluding a police officer and obstruction of the administration of the law.
She’s also likely to face additional charges in connection with the altercation inside the store, police say.