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