Two were allegedly shoplifting

Mauricio Julian Cuellar Jr., Alice Echo-News Journal

A mother and daughter were arrested Dec. 10 at the local Family Dollar by Orange Grove Police Officers after the mother was caught shoplifting and kept in the store until police arrived.

Officers Ramon Godines and Daniel Jaramillo were dispatched to the Family Dollar in reference to a theft.

According to Godines' report, Alma Diaz had been warned before by store manager Barbara Alexander not to shoplift in the store.

Alexander told officers she found Diaz in possession of several items she did not pay for. The report states that Diaz then told Alexander that she "would not make it through the night."

Diaz began pushing on the doors trying to make her way out of the store and then struck Alexander on the hand, according to the report.

Godines and Jaramillo placed Diaz under arrested for theft, assault and terroristic threat.

During her arrest, Diaz's daughter, Krystal Diaz arrived at the location and began yelling at the officers, using vulgar language, Godines said in the report.

The younger Diaz was also placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and both were transported to the Jim Wells County jail.