Mother and daughter who kicked out store doors face charges

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut mother and her 12-year-old daughter have been charged after police say they kicked out a convenience store’s glass doors because an employee who suspected them of stealing locked them inside.

The girl is also charged with using a stun gun on the 7-Eleven worker.

Police say 41-year-old Dorsey Saunders, of Bridgeport, and her daughter were locked in the Fairfield store Sunday night by a clerk who said they stole energy drinks. The Connecticut Post ( reports that they kicked out the glass and ran into the parking lot where the girl used the stun gun.

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Saunders and her daughter face several charges including larceny. The mother was charged with impairing the morals of a minor.

Saunders denied stealing and told police she broke the doors because she was scared.