Records: Alamo woman accused of theft, attempted to take officer’s weapon during struggle

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On Nov. 25, officers arrested an Alamo woman accused of attempting to steal from a Cavender’s in McAllen then attempt to take an officer’s weapon during her apprehension.

The incident happened at about 2:30 p.m. when an officer witnessed Lilia Nunez set off the alarm while trying to exit the store, according to the police report.

The officer asked Nunez if she had any unpaid items in her purse as the officer observed that she did not have any shopping bags, according to the report. 

Nunez then began to walk away as the officer verbally told her to stop, but Nunez refused. She then turned around, pushed the officer, and attempted to flee, according to the report. The officer was able to catch Nunez at the doors, but a struggle ensued. An off-duty sergeant with the Texas Highway Patrol Division witnessed the struggle and ran to assist the officer. Nunez continued to resist and at one point began tugging at the officer’s weapon in attempts to take it, according to the report. 

Authorities were able to handcuff Nunez and place her under arrest. The officer suffered various injuries as a result of Nunez resisting arrest.

Multiple items were recovered from Nunez’s purse including four hats totaling nearly $100, according to the report. 

Nunez was charged with resisting arrest, robbery, attempting to take a peace officers weapon, and assault of a public servant. Her bond was set at $65,000.

Nunez remained in the Hidalgo County jail Sunday afternoon and could not be reached for comment.  

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