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11/29/2011 10:19 am ET Updated Nov 29, 2011

Christmas Ornament Used As Weapon: Ruth Wagner Arrested For Allegedly Stabbing Conn. Shopper

Guess if this woman is landing on Santa's naughty or nice list for allegedly stabbing a shopper with a Christmas ornament?

Police in Southington, Conn. claim that Ruth Wagner used a holiday decoration to slash another woman while fleeing from a craft fair vendor that accused her of shoplifting.

The vendor became suspicious of Wagner, because a piece of jewelry went missing near where the 55-year-old browsed on Sunday, The Hartford Courant reports.

The merchant then saw Wagner allegedly swipe a seashell ornament and yelled for others in the crowd to apprehend her, according to The Courant.

A woman who heard the merchant's pleas for help tried to block Wagner's path, but the supposed shoplifter stabbed her in the arm with the pilfered trinket, according to Southington police. A fragment broke from the ornament and left a wound serious enough that the victim needed surgery, The Courant says.

Witnesses jotted down Wagner's license plate, enabling police to track her to her home, where they arrested her later that day. Authorities charged Wagner with robbery, assault, reckless endangerment, larceny and breach of peace.

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