A Waukegan woman was arrested after she allegedly urinated on the floor at Gurnee Mills mall and randomly attacked an elderly victim, injuring her, prosecutors said.
Carnise N. Parson, 30, of Waukegan, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a victim over 60 and two counts of aggravated battery in a public place.
The Gurnee Police Department responded around 6 p.m. on August 29 to Macy’s, 6124 Grand Avenue in Gurnee, for a disturbance.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Daly said the suspect, Parson, was knocking off clothing and yelling.
Witnesses told officers that Parson had urinated on the floor.
Parson grabbed a pot and pointed her finger at an 82-year-old woman, Daly said.
Parson allegedly told the victim several times that she was going to punch the victim.
Daly said Parson spat in the victim’s face and Parson then tried hitting the victim in the head with the pot.
The victim was able to block the hit with her arm but suffered a cut to her hand and forearm, Daly said.
The laceration on the forearm was approximately four inches long and an inch wide, resulting in missing skin.
Officers arrived and located Parson, who was taken into custody.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Parson held on a $250,000 bond.
Parson would need to post $25,000 cash in order to be released from the Lake County Jail.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 27.