Body of baby found in shopping bag of woman who police say punched officer at Roanoke mall

Mall security alerted police to a woman acting "weird"

Body of baby found in shopping bag of woman who police say punched officer at Roanoke mall
Officers parked near Tanglewood Mall in Roanoke. (Source: WDBJ)

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - The woman who punched an officer at Tanglewood Mall, had the body of a baby in a shopping bag, according to Roanoke County PD.

Mandy Lavonne Lacy, 34 who is believed to be a transient, was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer. More charges are pending.

Mall security had alerted police that a woman was acting “weird” walking around the mall.

The officer’s injury was minor.

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