Woman arrested after reportedly trying to run over employees

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A woman was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment Monday after reportedly trying to run over three Walgreen’s employees in the Volunteer State.

According to an affidavit, employees saw 35-year-old Lakeysha Bryant take several items from the store, without paying for them, setting off the store alarm.

Three employees followed her to the vehicle and attempted to detain her, police said, but Bryant reportedly reached across the center console from the passenger seat, put the car in reverse and put her hand on the gas to move the car.

The employees were standing inside the front and back passenger side doors at the time. However, the driver was able to put her foot on the brake and stop the car. The employees were then able to detain Bryant until officers arrived.

She told officers, “I know I was wrong. It’s not her (driver’s) fault. I was the one who stole the cough medicine and gummy bears. I reached over and pushed the gas, and put the car in gear.”

The items Bryant took were valued at $28.97.

She was charged with three counts of reckless endangerment and one count of theft.

Her bond was set at $50,000.

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