PD: Woman steals toys, threatens staff with bat

Posted at 4:06 PM, Mar 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-02 19:28:52-05

A Mesa woman accused of stealing hundreds of dollars in toys from a store allegedly used one of the stolen items to threaten the employees.

According to court documents, Danielle Priscilla Alvarado, 25, filled a cart with $700 worth of toys at a Chandler Toys “R” Us store and walked out without paying for any of it.

When the employees confronted her in the parking lot, she allegedly grabbed an aluminum baseball bat from the cart and told the employees to “get back in the store.”

The employees backed off and Alvarado left with another man inside a black Chevrolet pick-up truck.

Police later found the truck at a Mesa mobile home park. There they found Alvarado and the alleged loot in the house, along with the bat.

Turns out, this isn’t the first time Alvarado has tried to buy and dash. She’s accused of stealing from a Chandler Walmart in 2015 and allegedly threatened the workers with a bat when confronted.

Alvarado was booked into jail under suspicion of aggravated assault and theft.