Back in October 2011, a Saturday morning of shopping turned into an emergency hazmat situation at a Baltimore Walmart where two patrons threw bleach and disinfectant at one another, officials said.
Theresa M. Jefferson, a Maryland woman who pleaded guilty to participating in a fight involving bleach and Pine-Sol at a Baltimore Walmart, has been ordered to stay away from the store for five years.
Jefferson was given a five-year suspended sentence Wednesday after pleading guilty to second-degree misdemeanor assault.
Baltimore County Police responded to a call and found two women fighting inside the store.
The bleach and disinfectant created toxic fumes, forcing the immediate evacuation of the entire Arbutus store, officials said.
The store remained closed for several hours.
Fire, EMS and hazardous materials units were dispatched to the scene, as well as 10 medics.
Nineteen people reportedly received treatment, including three Walmart employees.
Police arrested Jefferson, 33, after she turned herself in to authorities.
The brawl was a result of an ongoing dispute between Jefferson and the victim because the victim’s boyfriend is the father of Jefferson’s child.
Jefferson apologized for her actions during a hearing in Baltimore County Circuit Court. She was ordered to stay away from Walmart, which her lawyer says he understood to mean all Walmart stores.
The second woman, Ebony Michelle Odoms, was also charged.
Odoms’ trial was postponed until June.