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Alleged shoplifter returns to confront store employee

A convenience store clerk obtained a temporary protection order against an alleged shoplifter after he was released from jail and returned to harass her, according to court documents.

Police arrested James Elmlund, 19, at the Airport Grocery in Shelton on Oct. 15, for allegedly stealing candy and soda and assaulting employee Kimberly Espinoza, who tried to stop him.

“Kimberly told me that she had witnessed the suspect in the store place items into his sweatshirt pocket. Kimberly, who was dressed in an employee apron, clearly identifying her...


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