Woman Bites Officer During Shoplifting Arrest in NH

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Two New Hampshire women were arrested for allegedly shoplifting in Nashua on Sunday, and police say one of the women bit an officer while being detained.

Dawn Russo, 42, of Rochester, and Amber Millette, 36, of Manchester, were arrested after officers responded to a shoplifting call at the Target store at the Pheasant Lane Mall. Officers learned that Russo had allegedly stolen two Dyson vacuum cleaners. When officers detained Russo, she pushed one of them and bit the second officer on the chest, according to police.

Investigators also determined that Russo had allegedly stolen DeWalt power tools from Home Depot.

Millette was arrested on scene for her alleged involvement in the thefts. 

Both women were due to be arraigned on May 14.

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