A shoplifting suspect suffered an apparent seizure after a foot chase ended at Sam’s Club.
Andrea Toni Jamez, 44, of Ocala, had been suspected of shoplifting Monday morning and was approached by a loss prevention officer at Kohl’s, according to an arrest report from the Lady Lake Police Department.
Jamez and another woman ran across U.S. Hwy. 27/441 and were detained when they reached the parking lot at Sam’s Club.
A syringe containing heroin was discovered in Jamez’s purse.
She was arrested on charges of possession of heroin and retail theft.
While she was being transported in a squad car to the Lake County Jail, Jamez “started flopping around in the backseat and her eyes rolled back.”
The police officer feared Jamez was having a seizure and pulled over into the parking lot of Ollies Bargain Outlet in Leesburg. EMS arrived on the scene and Jamez was transported to Leesburg Regional Medical Center. After she was medically cleared, she was booked at the Lake County Jail. Bond was set at $5,500.