ABC7: A Marion County Sheriff deputy was forced to deploy his taser on a woman in a Walmart.
Wednesday afternoon, Deputy Christopher Witte and Property Crimes Detective Pamela Thomas responded to the Walmart1 in Summerfield. Store managers told officials that a woman, identified as Brandy McGowan, was threatening customers and store employees with a brick and a knife.
When Deputy Witte and Detective Thomas arrived, they located McGowan in the clothing department, wielding a pocket knife and making incoherent statements. Witte repeatedly instructed McGowan to drop the knife, but she ignored those commands.
After several attempts to get her to drop the knife, Deputy Witte deployed his taser, which successfully disarmed McGowan and provided an opportunity to place her in handcuffs.