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Woman pleads guilty to 2019 pit bull attack on grocery store employee after shoplifting

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Posted at 2:39 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 14:39:59-04

AKRON, Ohio — A Norton woman who was charged last year after her pet pit bulls attacked an Acme store employee who tried to stop her from shoplifting has pleaded guilty to felony charges.

The woman, Linda Snow, 65, pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony and felonious assault, a second-degree felony, according to the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office.

The incident happened on Aug. 16, 2019.

Authorities said that Snow and her daughter stole a cart full of food from an Akron Acme store. When the two women went into the parking lot with the cart, an employee tried to stop her and asked to see a receipt. That’s when Snow opened her car door and two of her three pit bulls who were in the vehicle jumped out and attacked the employee.

After the attack, Linda and her daughter fled the scene.

It appears that the dogs had been trained to attack on command, authorities said.

The employee was hospitalized with cuts, bruises and other injuries to his leg.

Snow is scheduled to appear in Summit County Common Pleas Court on July 9 for sentencing.

Snow’s daughter— 38-year-old Jennifer Clark — pleaded guilty to robbery, a first-degree felony and endangering children, a first-degree misdemeanor, on Jan. 29.

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