Employees and a customer at a south Oklahoma City Walmart teamed up to detain a suspect accused of robbing other pharmacies over the last month, police said.
About 10:15 p.m. Sunday, police responded to the store, 100 E Interstate 240 Service Road, after a caller reported a woman was trying to rob the pharmacy with a knife, police said.
Mary Kay Plante, 51, is accused of walking to the counter wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and brown pantyhose over her face and demanding prescription medication from a pharmacist. When Plante was refused, she jumped over the counter and grabbed a large bottle of hydrocodone pills, according to the arrest report.
A customer attempted to take the bottle as Plante tried to leave the store. Plante fought back and said, “Leave me alone or I’ll pull a gun on you,” the report states.
After a brief struggle, a knife in the shape of a gun fell to the floor from a holster in Plante’s sweatshirt pocket. The customer and store employees detained Plante until police arrived.
Plante was booked into Oklahoma County jail where she remained on $80,000 bail Monday. She is being held on two complaints of armed robbery, and a third complaint of robbery is expected to be filed, police Capt. Dexter Nelson said.
Two of the complaints against Plante stem from June pharmacy robberies in Oklahoma City, in which she allegedly took two bottles of hydrocodone pills and two daily pill organizer bottles, police said.