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Boy arrested for punching Macy's security officer

Aug. 17, 2010

A 17-year-old Milwaukee boy was arrested for theft and battery for punching a Macy's security agent in the face as the agent tried to apprehend him for theft, Wauwatosa police say.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

The loss prevention agent followed the boy and a 23-year-old Milwaukee man out of the Mayfair Mall store because they had taken $306 worth of merchandise without paying for it about 5:20 p.m. Aug. 16. When he caught up with them, a fight ensued between the agent and the boy. The 23-year-old watched over the agent's back..

The 17-year-old punched the agent two times in the face while he tried apprehending him.

After the 23-year-old did not comply with police requests to "get down," the officer delivered two baton strikes to his left hip area.

The 17-year-old told police that he didn't intentionally punch the loss prevention agent during the struggle.

He was arrested for battery and theft. The 23-year-old was arrested for retail theft and being party to a crime.

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