Woman arrested for allegedly attacking shopkeeper at Layla's Market on Fairfield Ave.

It happened at Layla's Market on Fairfield Avenue. (10/18/13)

BRIDGEPORT - A woman has been arrested for allegedly using a brick in an attempt to attack the owner of a Bridgeport store.

Police say they arrested 31-year-old Terri Polchies, of Bridgeport, following an incident inside Layla's Market on Fairfield Avenue.

Layla's is the same store where a man was shot and killed one year ago. Owner Sha Dider then had bulletproof glass put in, which stopped the brick thrown by the woman.

READ MORE: Connecticut Crime Stories

They say she also tried to tear the store apart, causing extensive damage. Surveillance footage shows a suspect throwing a pot of hot coffee against the security window.

Police say they arrested Polchies after she walked out of the store and got into a fight with a passerby. According to Dider, the incident began when Polchies got irate because she felt he was too slow giving her change.

Authorities say Polchies is facing a variety of charges and is free on $1,000 bail.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

advertisement | advertise on News 12