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Report: Mom tased after shoplifting, kicking officers in Boardman Walmart

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Boardman police say a man and woman are behind bars, each facing several charges, after a shoplifting incident at Walmart. 

According to a police report, 32-year-old Jerry London and 28-year-old Meagan Rodriguez were arrested Thursday afternoon after they were allegedly caught stealing things from the store. 

Police say they were called out by loss-prevention officers who had noticed the duo concealing things. 

The report says Rodriguez allegedly stole $84 worth of DVD's and socks. Meanwhile, London allegedly hid more than $400 worth of video games, a PS4, and an Xbox 1. 

According to officials, when officers got to the store they found London, Rodriguez, and her two-year-old child, inside the loss prevention office. 

As police walked into the room, they say London began stating that Rodriguez "didn't do s*** and is not going to jail and will stay with her kid". 

The report says that officers attempted to handcuff London and Rodriguez, however, they both started complaining of various medical conditions that would prevent them from being handcuffed. 

In addition, officials allege that Rodriguez backed away from officers, putting herself in the corner of the room, and began to scream. 

The report goes on to say that as police tried to approach Rodriguez, she allegedly threw herself onto the ground and wrapped her legs around the shopping cart where the child was sitting, nearly knocking it over. 

Officers say they pulled the child from the cart and out of the office. However, while they were taking the child out, London allegedly tried to sneak out of the open door.

Police say London was caught and escorted outside into a police cruiser. While investigators were leading London outside, they report that he began screaming for passersby to videotape the encounter, calling the cop a "racist" and saying "her partner is assaulting my girlfriend". 

Back in the loss prevention office, the report says Rodriguez was pulled off of the shopping cart and officers tried to carry her out of the office. 

However, police say she continued to resist at which point officer tasered her twice. 

Rodriguez was reportedly taken into custody and transported to the Mahoning County Jail. She is charged with endangering children, two felony charges of assault on a police officer, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, and theft. 

London reportedly faces charges of theft and obstruction of official business. 

The child was released to the custody of a family member.

London and Rodriguez are both scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon. 

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