Lady Threatens Staph Infection During Robbery (Updated)

by

2 comments

Heres a cute cat, because no one wants to see a picture of a staph infection.
  • Here's a cute cat, because no one wants to see a picture of a staph infection.

Update: Caroline Slusher, who had been on the run since the MRSA incident in October, was arrested on March 30. She pleaded not guilty this morning to one count of theft and one count of robbery. (WOIO)

Some people use guns during robberies. Maybe knives, or a note of some sort, perhaps a threat of violence. Anything that will get the people around you to cooperate, give you what you want, and leave you alone long enough to get away.

But an infection? That's a new one.

A woman robbed a gas station on E. 152nd and used nothing more than an open sore on her arms and the threat of MRSA (a devastating, contagious, and antibiotic-resistant strain of staph infections) to put fear in employees and bystanders.

Eww.

WOIO reports:

A picture from the store's security video shows why police are concerned. The suspect showed a series of horrific open sores on her arms and neck.

Cops think they know the identity of the suspect - a known heroin addict - convicted of drug possession in 2006. She also went through city court on traffic charges in July, but no mention of her as a walking health hazard until now. Records list an address in Chesterland and two phone numbers, both of which are disconnected.

What's worse, a man with the infected woman had bleeding on his arms, and also stole goods from the gas station.

If police can't catch her, let's at least hope she robs a pharmacy or CVS next.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.