Corpus Christi police were dispatched to the Walmart in the 6100 block of Saratoga Boulevard at around 4:20 p.m. Sunday after a woman left the store without paying for more than $1,000 worth of items.
Police said the suspect had left her car keys at the store and was sitting in a silver Volkswagen Jetta in the parking lot. Officers located her and noticed she was holding a screwdriver inside her car. She was ordered to drop it and get out of the vehicle. She dropped it, but wouldn't get out.
After a brief struggle, officers were able to remove the suspect from the vehicle and detain her.
Loss prevention personnel told officers that the suspect was seen grabbing numerous DVDs in the electronics section and then put them inside personal shopping bags. She then walked past the registers and was confronted by loss prevention. When they asked her to stop, she said "No!" and left, leaving her DVDs and her car keys.
Officers arrested the suspect, 35-year-old Veronica Quiroz, and transported her to the City Detention Center.