MIAMI (AP) – A Florida A man stole candles from a mall store and sprayed dozens of patrons with bear repellent before fleeing, police said.
Investigators say the theft occurred Saturday afternoon at a Bath and Body Works store in a shopping mall in the western Miami suburb of Doral.
The unidentified suspect entered the store, filled a bag with candles, and then began to spray himself with mace. About 35 people were affected, some of whom were taken to hospital for treatment.
Part of the mall was evacuated on Saturday.
Police said the suspect could face more armed robberies and aggravated battery charges after his arrest.