One security guard copped a literal spray from an alleged shoplifter who tried to steal clothes from a Blacktown store on the weekend.
It’s alleged a Willmot woman, 48, spat in the guard’s face and yanked on his tie after being confronted while trying to leave the Patrick Street store on Sunday.
She and a Glendenning woman, 40, have been charged by police for offences including stolen goods in custody and assault.
The two women were spotted putting clothes into their trolley about 3.45pm on June 18 and attempting to leave the store without paying.
When the guard came to question the pair, the Willmot woman allegedly ditched her mobility walker to shove him in the chest.
She spat at him and pulled his tie from his neck before trying to flee the scene, police said.
Reinforcement security guards arrived to stop the pair from leaving before police came to arrest the women.
Both were charged for stolen goods in custody.
The Willmot woman was also charged with assault, while the Glendenning woman was charged with drug possession.
They will appear before Blacktown Local Court on July 13.