Couple charged with stealing and fighting off-duty officer

November 07, 1995|By TaNoah V. Sterling | TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF

Police arrested a Pasadena couple Saturday and charged them with stealing a videotape and fighting with an off-duty Baltimore police officer.

Officer John Washburn told county police he was in the Blockbuster video store in Mountain Road Plaza about 5:30 p.m. when he saw a woman arguing with one of the clerks and then walk out of the store with a videotape that she did not pay for.

Officer Washburn told the clerk to call police, and he followed the woman and a male friend into the parking lot.

Officer Washburn and the store manager confronted the couple. Officer Washburn told them he was a police officer and demanded the videotape, police said. The woman threw the jTC tape, hitting the officer's car, and the man punched Officer Washburn in the face, police said.

During the struggle, the woman jumped on Officer Washburn's back and ripped his glasses off, police said.

Police charged Susan Jean Dudley, 40, of the 7600 block of Lake Drive in Pasadena, and Jeffrey Arnold Pfeiffer, 45, of the 1200 block of Doris Ave. in Pasadena, with theft, assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.

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