Police said a woman being arrested in connection with drugs/unlawful sniffing at Wal-Mart tried to huff on an aerosol can while authorities were handcuffing her.
Raina Michelle Snook, 45, whose hometown was not listed in the report, was charged with shoplifting and unlawful sniffing of aromatic hydrocarbons, according to jail records, after police said she was seen on store surveillance taking aerosol cans and huffing them.
Myrtle Beach police were flagged down by a store employee, whose age was not listed in the report, about 1 p.m. Monday at the Seaboard Street Wal-Mart and were told there was a woman sitting on a bench outside who appeared to have a mental problem, police said.
A store manager and witness told police they saw Snook sitting on a bench huffing an aerosol can, authorities said.
Police said they confronted Snook who said she was fine and seemed in a hurry to leave. Authorities said she had an aerosol can in her green bag.
A Wal-Mart manager then told police she would like to note that Snook was trespassing, and police said Snook then started to walk away while huffing on an aerosol can.
Police said they took her aerosol can and walked her to a patrol car. While authorities were trying to handcuff her, they said she managed to get a hold of another aerosol can and tried to huff on it, according to the report.
Authorities said they later reviewed store surveillance footage that allegedly showed Snook taking and hiding aerosol cans from the electronics department. Police said she then left the store without paying for the aerosol.