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Woman Charged After Hitting Shoprite Employee with Vehicle; Throwing Urine on Jail Staff

Camden County

Camden, N.J. – A Camden woman is facing charges after spitting on one grocery store employee and hitting another employee with her vehicle while reportedly shoplifting from the store then throwing urine on jail staff during her arrest, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Brooklawn Police Chief Shamus Ellis.

Alycia Roman, 37, of Camden, is charged with the following:

• One count of second-degree Robbery

• One count of third-degree Aggravated Assault

• One count of Shoplifting

• One count of Unlawful Act During the Threat or Imminence of Danger

• One count of fourth-degree Throwing Bodily Fluid at a Law Enforcement Officer

Police responded to the Brooklawn ShopRite on April 12 for a report of a woman shoplifting items after an employee bagged them. During the investigation, employees told police Roman spit on one employee who followed her to her vehicle to get the bag back.

Witnesses said Roman then reversed her car into another employee and attempted to run him over, but he was able to jump out of the way.

Roman was located and arrested on April 14. While being booked in jail, correctional officers said Roman threw a cup of urine on one of them.

She is being held in the Camden County Jail awaiting trial.

All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.