Police say shoplifter faked labor pains to escape arrest

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Posted on August 7, 2012 at 8:45 PM

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A woman is facing charges that she threatened a police officer and faked labor pains to escape arrest.

The Covington woman -- that's Covington, Cincinatti, mind you -- was arrested Sunday for stealing $1,300 worth of clothes from a Macy's.

Police say 29-year-old Tamala Grissett threatened to kill the arresting officer, and told him she was having complications from a pregnancy. She later escaped from the University Hospital, but was captured at a McDonald's about a block away.

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