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Woman arrested in wild Walmart shoplifting incident speaks out

Tybrianne M. Davis, 20 (Source: Bossier City Police Department) Tybrianne M. Davis, 20 (Source: Bossier City Police Department)
Alexis D. Neal, 19 (Source: Bossier City Police Department) Alexis D. Neal, 19 (Source: Bossier City Police Department)
Denesha R. Bernstine, 21 (Source: Bossier City Police Department) Denesha R. Bernstine, 21 (Source: Bossier City Police Department)

One of the three women accused of shoplifting, is speaking out, after police say they injured two women while trying to flee the parking lot of a Bossier City business Monday evening.

Police say 20-year-old Tybrianne M. Davis, of Natchitoches, 19-year-old Alexis D. Neal of Shreveport and 21-year-old Denesha R. Bernstine of Natchitoches hit a mother and daughter as they tried to drive away from Walmart on Airline Drive.

Police say Davis jumped into a car and backed over a woman's foot. Her adult daughter then confronted Davis who tried to drive off.

At that point, the daughter jumped onto the hood of the car Davis was driving and Davis then sped through the lot with the woman on the hood until police confronted her.

"To actually have a speeding chase in the parking lot, that was pretty scary," said witness Shea Whisnant.

Davis slammed on the brakes, sending the daughter sailing through the air and crashing onto the ground. She was taken to University Health Shreveport with a possible broken leg.

In a statement to police, the victim claimed she doesn't know how she got on the hood of the car. 

The mother, who was checked out by Bossier City firefighters, did not appear to need further treatment.

"I've never experienced anything like this in my life," said Neal, who claims she did not know anything about the shoplifting.

According to a police report,  a stolen $100.00 cell phone and $25.00 Venus razors were recovered at the scene. 

Neal claims she never ran away from employees, even though her friends told her too after being approached by employees, "I told her, 'No, I just want to know what's going on, I'm not going anywhere,'" she said.

According to Neal, she followed Davis and Bernstine to her car, but never ran from employees. 

She claims her friend Davis snatched her keys out of her hand and got into Neal's car, along with Bernstine.  

She said she refused to get into her own car, "I'm not going to run away from something when I did no wrong," she said. 

That's about the time Whisnant was leaving Walmart and saw several police cars rushing into the parking lot, with an ambulance and fire truck close behind.

"It's not something you are expecting to see when you are leaving a store," said Whisnant.

She crossed paths with Neal when she asked to use Whisnant's phone, at the front of the store, nowhere near the action. "She didn't have anything with her, she didn't have a purse, she didn't have a cell phone, she didn't have nothing, she was just standing up there very distraught," she said.

"I just had no control over the whole situation, I was stunned the whole time," she said.

According to the police report, when police interviewed Davis at the Bossier City Jail, she admitted she and her two friends were shop lifting at Wal-Mart and all three women ran from security staff. She stated that it was her two friends, not her, who were the ones who got into a verbal altercation with the two females by the vehicle. Davis did mention that Bernstine was the only passenger at the time of the hit and run.

Neal's vehicle was towed out of the middle of the parking lot. 

"I understand that you need to pick and choose your friends and you have to pay attention to your surroundings, it was just a lesson learned," said Neal.

The three shoplifting suspects were arrested and face multiple charges. Davis was charged with two counts of hit and run with injury, theft of goods, reckless operation and simple battery, stemming from pushing a Walmart employee as she ran out of the store. Neal and Bernstine were charged with theft of goods.

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