Alaska woman threatens employee with bear spray, attempts to punch 4-year-old

Published: Oct. 4, 2017 at 7:50 AM AKDT
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Customers and employees at a local McDonald's restaurant were accosted by a woman wielding bear mace on Monday evening.

The call came in to police around 6:30 p.m., from an employee saying a female had "sprayed pepper spray" in the restaurant's bathroom and parking lot. Additionally, they told police the woman tried to punch a young child.

In a news release issued by Juneau Police Department, they say that Casey Muir, 31, of Juneau, was contacted by responding officers, holding a can of bear mace. Officers ordered Muir "repeatedly" to put the spray on the ground, and after several minutes, she lowered the spray and was put into handcuffs and arrested.

When officers spoke further with the employees on the scene, they learned more about the disturbance at the fast food chain earlier in the evening.

According to witnesses, Muir pointed the bear spray directly at one of the McDonald's employees, "placing [them] in fear of being sprayed."

Additionally, police contacted a family in the parking lot, and investigators say that Muir approached them near their vehicle, and "attempted to punch a 4 year old girl."

No one was injured, however Muir was placed under arrest for two counts of assault. Police in Juneau say they are still investigating the case.