Florida shopper claims she was wrongly arrested on Thanksgiving

PENSACOLA, Fla. - A Panhandle woman says she was unnecessarily arrested while shopping at a Walmart after Thanksgiving dinner.

An Escambia County sheriff's deputy said Antonia Angelena Bennett was fighting over a cellphone and told her to leave.

When she refused, he wrestled her to the ground and arrested her.

But 27-year-old Bennett says she didn't raise her voice until a deputy took the phone, threatened to Taser her if she didn't let go of the cart with her baby, hit her arm, threw her to the ground, put a knee in her back and handcuffed her.

The Pensacola News Journal (http://www.ittybittyurl.com/hes ) reports Bennett said her baby was left alone as she was escorted away.

A sheriff's spokesman said it appears the deputies acted within policy but they will review store videotape.


Information from: Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com

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