Police beat

Posted: November 4, 2017 at 2:16 a.m.

Film crew harried,

LR woman arrested

A Little Rock woman upset over God's Not Dead 3 being filmed in Arkansas' capital city "chest bumped" a sheriff's deputy in an attempt to grab a member of the production crew, authorities say.

Kathleen Worthen, 69, was arrested around 8:20 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of Spring and 17th streets, according to a police report. She faces charges of disorderly conduct and second-degree battery on an officer.

Authorities said Worthen confronted a film crew member as the production team was cleaning up. Deputies tried to intervene, at which point Worthen "chest bumped" one as she tried to reach for a crew member, the report said.

"Get the f*** out of my way," Worthen yelled before her arrest, the report said.

Worthen had harassed the crew earlier in the day and was warned multiple times by the Little Rock Police Department that her cursing was not acceptable, the sheriff's office said.

Worthen's name did not appear in an inmate roster for the Pulaski County jail as of Friday afternoon. She is set to appear in court Dec. 5.

$541 of groceries

stolen, recovered

A woman tried to take more than $500 worth of food from a Kroger store in Little Rock early Friday, police said.

Officers with the Little Rock Police Department were called around 12:40 a.m. to the grocery store's location at 8415 W. Markham St. in reference to a fight, according to a report.

An employee told authorities that she tried to stop a woman from leaving the Kroger with $541 worth of "assorted food." The robber tried to push the worker with a basket, at which point another employee attempted to call police but had the cellphone knocked out of her hand, the report said.

Police said an employee retrieved the merchandise later after the thief fled from the store.

The suspect had not been arrested at the time of the report.


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State Desk on 11/04/2017