Rochester Woman Accused of Pulling Knife on Walmart Employee

Posted at: 12/05/2013 11:04 AM

Bridget Huisman
Bridget Huisman
Photo: Photo: Olmsted County Adult Detention Center

(ABC 6 News) - A Rochester woman is in custody after police say she threatened a Walmart loss prevention worker with a knife.

The Rochester Police Department says Bridget Huisman was attempting to steal items from Walmart south Wednesday, when a loss prevention worker approached her.

They say Huisman pulled a knife and threatened the worker, who backed away, allowing Huisman to run out of the store.

Officers say they found her hiding in bushes near the store. They says she was carrying a knife at the time of her arrest and that a bag of Walmart items was found near where she was arrested.

Huisman is now facing felony aggravated robbery charges.

Earlier this week, a Winona woman was arrested for allegedly using Mace on a loss prevention worker at the J.C. Penney's in Rochester.  You can read that story here: http://www.kaaltv.com/article/stories/s3232929.shtml