ODESSA, TX (KWES) - An arrest has been made for a theft at an Odessa department store.
38-year-old Tara Ciapponi is accused of taking stealing six Michael Kors purses from Dillard's.
When an employee confronted her, she punched them several times in the face and neck.
Ciapponi was detained by mall security until Odessa Police got there.
The total value of the purses she stole was just over $1,200.
All the purses were returned to the store.
Ciapponi was arrested and taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.