Shopper arrested for stun gun possession in Linden

image001LINDEN — On Nov. 28, at 7:18 p.m., officers assigned at the Wal-Mart in Linden were alerted to a dispute in the parking lot between two women. An on-duty Linden Fire Department captain on scene monitoring the crowd situation told an officer that one of the women was allegedly in possession of a stun gun.

Police spoke to a victim, a 42-year-old female from Staten Island, who told officers that she and another woman were having an argument over a shopping cart when the other woman allegedly pulled out a stun gun and activated it in a threatening manner.

The woman alleged to have the stun gun, Latosha Mathis, 34, of Elizabeth, was arrested after officers found the TW-11 stun gun in her purse.

She was charged with illegal possession of a stun gun, a fourth degree crime, and released on a summons pending a Dec. 6 court date in Union County court. Conviction of a fourth degree crime carries a fine of up to $10,000 and up to 18 months in jail.