SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — Spokane Valley Sheriff's deputies arrested a 27-year-old woman for allegedly biting a store clerk during an attempted robbery on Wednesday night.

According to a release from the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, deputies arrested Jordan Yukl after responding to a possible assault at a 7-11 on North Pines Road at about 11 p.m. on Wednesday night.

When deputies arrived on scene, they saw Yukl running through the parking lot yelling that she was assaulted, according to the release. 

An employee in the 7-11 told deputies that he saw several items allegedly hidden in Yukl's coat pocket, which he believed she was trying to steal, according to the release. Surveillance footage showed this to be correct, according to the release.

The clerk said he confronted Yukl about the items in her pocket, after which she removed a candy bar and a poncho while denying having anything else hidden, according to the release. The clerk said he reached toward the pocket because Yukl allegedly refused to remove additional items, police said.

Yukl then allegedly backed away and pushed past the clerk when he reached for her, according to police. The clerk said he then grabbed her risk, after which she allegedly pushed him, police said.

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The clerk said Yukl then allegedly forced them outside before collapsing to the ground and biting the clerk's hand, which caused the skin to break, according to police. After this, the clerk said Yukl allegedly continued yelling and kicking toward him, police said.

Yukl eventually removed the stolen items and threw them to the ground, according to the release. The clerk told police Yukl ran away and allegedly yelled, "I'm going to [expletive] kill you," according to the release.

A deputy on scene observed "a wound on the victim's hand consistent with a bite mark," according to the release. 

Yukl refused to answer questions, according to police.

Yukl was booked into the Spokane County Jail on second-degree robbery and harassment-threats to kill charges in addition to a felony warrant for forgery. The Spokane County Jail Roster lists Yukl as being held on $4,000 bond.

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