Shopper attacks Oakland County cashier who told her she had too many items for self-checkout, cops say

$1,000 reward offered in search for suspected attacker

A shopper accused of attacking a cashier on Aug. 1, 2022, at a Meijer in Rochester Hills. (Oakland County Sheriff's Office)

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – A shopper attacked a cashier who told her she had too many items to use the self-scan checkout line at a Meijer in Oakland County, officials said.

The incident happened before 6 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Meijer on Market Place Circle in Rochester Hills, according to authorities.

Officials said a 55-year-old cashier told a woman that she had too many items to use the self-checkout. The shopper was with two young females and said she had two separate orders because one was for her daughter, police said.

While the woman finished her transaction, the cashier went to the restroom on her break, Oakland County deputies said. She overheard someone speaking and looked through the opening in the stall to see what was happening, according to officials.

At that moment, the same shopper kicked the locked stall door in, causing it to strike the cashier on the head, authorities said.

When the cashier looked to see if the woman was still in the restroom, she saw that the woman had left, police said. The cashier walked out and found that the woman had waited to confront her, according to authorities.

Police said the shopper grabbed the cashier by the hair and threw her to the ground. She punched the cashier repeatedly before leaving the store with her two companions, officials said.

A tuft of the cashier’s hair was found on the ground near where she had been attacked, according to police. She declined treatment at the scene.

Officials said the shopper drove away in what appeared to be a green, late model Chevrolet Traverse.

Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the alleged attacker.

A reward of up to $1,000 is available for tips that lead to the woman’s arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Callers can remain anonymous.

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