HESPERIA, Calif. – A 34-year-old transient was arrested for child cruelty, battery, and criminal threats after an incident at a thrift store on Sunday.
At around 1:34 p.m., a juvenile female and her mother were shopping at the Salvation Army Family Store, located at 16281 Main Street in Hesperia. The juvenile went into the shoe aisle to look at shoes when a Kenya Breaux, 34, approached her and accused her of giving her “dirty looks”. “Breaux then elbowed the victim in the stomach and yelled at the victim that she was going to kill her and cursed at the victim inside of the store,” said Hesperia Sheriff’s Station Spokesman Edgar Moran. “The victim ran back to her mother; Breaux followed and pushed the victim’s mother.”
Breaux then fled the scene. Deputies from the Hesperia station arrived and conducted an area check. Breaux was located behind Tokyo Tire where she was detained. The victim positively identified as the suspect during an in-field line up. She was arrested and booked at the High Desert Desert Detention Center. She is being without bail after was learned to be on probation for an unrelated Assault with a Deadly Weapon conviction.
The victim complained of stomach pain and was seen by medical personnel at the scene.
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