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Police: Man Pepper Sprayed After Argument At NJ Walmart

Richard Ramos Faces Several Charges Including Aggravated Assault Of A Police Officer
Walmart (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Walmart (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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GARFIELD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A shopper hoping to a score a new television has been arrested following a bizarre incident at a Walmart store in New Jersey.

Authorities said 23-year-old Richard Ramos became “belligerent” while arguing with a Walmart shopper over a television Thursday night, and then attacked a Garfield police officer when the manager called for help.

Police told The Star-Ledger that officers used pepper spray to subdue the Passaic man.

Police said the store was packed with “Black Friday” shoppers at the time of the incident. No one else was injured.

Ramos is charged with aggravated assault of a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

He’s being held at the Bergen County Correctional Facility in Hackensack in lieu of $20,000.

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