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Published November 29, 2013, 03:30 PM

Grand Forks Black Friday shoplifter hits employee with vehicle

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say a Black Friday shoplifter in Grand Forks abandoned a cart full of stolen items and hit a store employee with her car as she sped away from the parking lot. No injuries were reported.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say a Black Friday shoplifter in Grand Forks abandoned a cart full of stolen items and hit a store employee with her car as she sped away from the parking lot. No injuries were reported.

Police say the incident happened about 9 a.m. Friday after the Menards employee followed a woman who had walked out of the store without paying for several items. The employee tried to stop her from leaving by blocking the path of her vehicle.

The Grand Forks Herald reports that the license plate of the vehicle was turned over to police, who traced the individual. She has not been formally charged.

The woman faces charges of theft and reckless endangerment.

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