HORRY COUNTY, SC (WPDE) — Horry County police are searching for the woman who pepper-sprayed a retail employee at a Tanger Outlets store on Monday.
Officers were called to the North Face store around 6 p.m. at the Tanger Outlets on Kings Highway.
A group of customers suspected of shoplifting had been identified by store employees, police say, and employees began “store-dictated standard intervention procedures.”
The customers became irate, and the situation escalated; police say one of the employees began recording the incident on a cellphone. While leaving the store, one of the customers noted the camera, momentarily left, then returned and pepper-sprayed the employee recording the incident.
The woman is now wanted for assault.
If you have any information on this incident, you’re asked to call HCPD at (843) 248-1520.