(KMOV) – A 43-year-old faces charges after she allegedly tried to steal a purse from Chesterfield Mall, then attempted to fight off an arresting officer.
Kara Burk was charged with stealing and resisting arrest.
Police said Burk on July 14 cut off the security tags of a purse at the Dillard’s department store at Chesterfield Mall.
Authorities said Burk tried to walk out of the store with the purse but was stopped by an off-duty police officer.
Police said Burk tried fighting back and the officer was forced to take her to the ground.
She was arrested at the scene and taken into custody.
Information on her bond amount was not immediately available.