March 20--UNION CITY -- A woman fleeing security officers after trying to exchange some stolen batteries is being sought after injuring some people and narrowly missing others with her car Sunday night at a Walmart parking lot, police said Monday.
Five female members of one family, including three adults and two children ages 13 and 3, were either struck by the vehicle or luckily got out of the way, police said. Two adults and the 13-year-old suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.
The violence happened about 6 p.m. Sunday at the Walmart store, 30600 Dyer St.
Sgt. Steve Mendez said the woman was suspected of stealing some batteries at the store and then trying to get a refund for them, which was denied.
The agitated woman fled as store security tried to stop her and got into a car in the parking lot.
As she backed out of the stall she struck some of the family members and narrowly missed the 3-year-old and her mother who ran out of the way, Mendez said.
The woman then sped out of the lot as other pedestrians ran out of the way, police said.
The woman is described as a white adult, late teens to early 20s, between 5-foot-0 and 5-5, between 100 and 120 pounds with brown hair. She was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt with a Batman logo on front, black leggings and dark Ugg style boots.
The car she fled in is a 1998-2000 silver two-door Honda Accord, police said.
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call police at 510-675-5207.
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