Woman waives hearing in pepper spray assault
UPPER DARBY (AP) — A Philadelphia-area woman accused of using pepper spray on workers trying to escort her out of a store and then telling her daughter to continue the fight has waived a preliminary hearing.
The Delaware County Daily Times reported Delaina Garling, 27, of Upper Darby is scheduled for arraignment May 1 in Delaware County Court.
Police said that Garling had been banned from the Family Dollar Store but returned with two young children March 19, where investigators allege she attacked workers with pepper spray.
Superintendent Michael Chitwood alleges that when she was tackled by store employees, she handed the can to her 7-year-old daughter and said: “You know what to do, baby. Spray it!”
Garling is charged with simple assault, possession of instruments of crime and other counts.