A woman grabbed a shovel Monday from a hardware store on Franklin Street to smash the windshield of a vehicle parked nearby, Napa Police said.
Martina Strycek, 28, a transient from Santa Cruz, is then suspected of creating a disturbance at Town Center before kicking a door at Kohl’s, police said.
According to police, Strycek then allegedly tried to grab a woman’s purse at Kohl’s and threw around items in the store before leaving.
Witnesses stopped her as she allegedly tried to snatch another woman’s purse outside the store, police said.
Police gave her verbal orders but the suspect allegedly refused to obey, police said. Strycek was pepper sprayed and taken into custody, police said.
The suspect was transported to Queen of the Valley Medical Center, medically cleared, then booked into the Napa County Jail on suspicion of attempted robbery, resisting arrest, battery and felony vandalism, authorities said.