MILWAUKEE (Associated Press) — A supermarket customer was charged Saturday with cutting off part of a woman’s nose after that woman went to an express checkout lane with too many items.
Etharine Pettigrew, 41, was charged with second-degree
recklessly endangering safety, which carries a maximum
sentence of a $10,000 fine and two years in prison.
The victim, 27-year-old Vickie Lemons, was slashed with a
pocket knife in a parking lot Wednesday, police Capt. Joseph
She lost about half her nose and had to undergo surgery,
said her fiance, James Powell.
A counter clerk whose lane was free motioned to Lemons even
though she had more than the 10 items allowed at that cash
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