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Woman arrested, accused of stealing tip jar and kicking employee in the groin

Salt Lake City police arrested a woman accused of trying to steal a tip jar and kicking an employee in the groin.
Police, writing in a probable cause statement, said the woman, 22, took a tip jar with money in it from a Salt Lake City business Wednesday afternoon. The operator of the business confronted her, and the woman kicked that person in the genitals, police said.
Police found the woman a short distance from the business, where witnesses had followed her. According to the probable cause statement, the woman appeared to be trying to put cash in her pockets. Police brought the woman back to the business, where the victim identified her as the robber.
Two officers arrested and handcuffed the woman, who kicked the officers in the legs as they put her in the patrol car.

The woman was booked into the Salt Lake County jail. Police said she could face a charge of robbery, a second-degree felony, and two counts of “assault by prisoner” for kicking the officers, both third-degree felonies.
The woman already was facing an arrest warrant, issued Nov. 18, after being accused of a previous robbery — taking a tip jar from the counter at Tacos Garay, a Mexican restaurant at 900 South and 300 West, on Nov. 8.

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