Elizabeth Woman Arrested In Thanksgiving Shopping Dispute

(Photos courtesy of the Linden Police Department)

(Photos courtesy of the Linden Police Department)

LINDEN – Police arrested a 34-year-old Elizabeth woman who allegedly pulled out a stun gun during an argument with a 42-year-old Staten Island woman over a shopping cart on Thanksgiving, according to police.

Latosha Mathis was charged with illegal possession of a stun gun and could be sentenced to up to 18 months in jail and fined up to $10,000 if she is convicted. She was released on a summons pending a court date.

A Linden Fire Department captain who was assigned to Walmart to monitor the crowd situation told police that one of the women had a stun gun after they were alerted to the parking lot dispute at 7:18 p.m. on Nov. 28.

The charge against Mathis is merely an accusation; she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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