Homeless Shoplifter Stabs Officer Who Tried To Cut Her A Break

St. Paul Police Officer Joe Ryan offered to let Articia Moore go if she agreed to return the items she stole.

St. Paul, MN – A homeless woman attacked a St. Paul police officer with a knife and a screwdriver after he tried to let her off with a warning for stealing items from a grocery store.

The incident occurred at the Lunds & Byerlys store on East 10th Street just after 8 p.m. on Monday, the Star Tribune reported.

Store employees told St. Paul Police Officer Joe Ryan that a woman had stuffed items into her jacket and pants without paying for them, so the officer stopped her as she was trying to leave the business.

Officer Ryan told the suspect, later identified as 23-year-old Articia Moore, that he wouldn’t arrest her if she agreed to return the items she had stolen, the Star Tribune reported.

But instead of accepting his generous offer, Moore denied having taken anything.

Officer Ryan said he could see the items she was attempting to conceal, so he pushed her further.

Moore ultimately handed over one beverage, but refused to comply with the officer’s orders to return the rest of the store’s property, the Star Tribune reported.

She then told Officer Ryan that she was homeless and became increasingly uncooperative.

That’s when the officer spotted the handle of a knife protruding from the suspect’s pocket.

When he grabbed onto Moore’s arm, she immediately pulled away from him and pulled out a screwdriver she’d been concealing, the Star Tribune reported.

She then took an overhead swing and slammed the tool into Officer Ryan’s chest.

During the brawl that ensued, Moore slashed at the officer’s arm with a knife, police said.

She was ultimately subdued and placed under arrest on charges of assaulting a police officer and second-degree assault, the Star Tribune reported.

Officer Ryan’s ballistic vest protected him from being injured by the blow from the screwdriver and he suffered a superficial cut to his left bicep from the knife Moore used to attack him, police said.

St. Paul Police Sergeant Mike Ernster said that Moore had no reason to escalate the situation into a full-fledged attack on the officer.

“She had options,” Sgt. Ernster told the Star Tribune. “Thankfully, he wasn’t seriously hurt.”

On Tuesday, Moore pleaded guilty to an Aug. 21 attack on another St. Paul police officer.

During that incident, Moore punched the officer in the face and attempted to bite and scratch him as he was trying to get her to leave a homeless shelter because she was causing a disturbance, the Star Tribune reported.

On Aug. 31, she was charged with obstructing a police officer during a separate incident.

Moore’s next court hearing has been scheduled for Nov. 5.

Comments (63)
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LEO0301
LEO0301

File under "no good deed goes unpunished".

flybynight
flybynight

Articia 🙄 NPN again.

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

This is the equivalent of feeding fries to seagulls at the beach. Gratitude will be expressed in dropping shit.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

The BT-1000!! The Black Terminatrix. They can't be bargained with. They can't be reasoned with. They doesn't feel pity, remorse, pain or fear. It absolutely will not stop until you are dead!! Related to the ED-209. The Ebony Destroyer.

OakwoodLT5
OakwoodLT5

By the time the mainstream media gets done with the story, the officer will be a mass murderer.

HFD120
HFD120

Keep on releasing her until she kills someone. Give her 3 hots and a cot for 5 years. Problem solved...no longer homeless and a criminal off the streets.

bryantrent
bryantrent

I bet she was on drugs

Constable
Constable

She may be mentally ill. If not, then send her away for ag assault on a LEO.

Justice4us
Justice4us

Sounds mentally ill. Hope the officer heals quickly!

Mo_
Mo_

"St. Paul Police Officer Joe Ryan offered to let Articia Moore go if she agreed to return the items she stole."

That's much as I read. This makes me so angry. These insufferable homeless people are some of the most ungrateful people on earth. I can't tell you how often I've offered food to someone and they turn it down, often turning up their noses at it! Had one just a couple of weeks ago. Bothering everyone for money outside. I was eating my lunch at the table. Offered him half of a sandwich that he could see was still wrapped. "Oh, no! No, no. Thank you." Looked so shocked. Then moved away, kept bothering people for $$. Must not be that hungry. huh?

Why aren't these aggravators in jail or in a shelter if they need it? I'm sick of it! You try to help you & they treat you like trash.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

Then Liberals WHINE that Officers are "Not Friendly Enough" when they meet them on the street. As a frmr LEO, I can tell you it is NOT worth the trouble. They think they can take advantage of you if you show "Kindness". This one went a little Farther.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

"She then told Officer Ryan that she was homeless and became increasingly uncooperative." It now looks like "HOMELESS" is being used as a "Get out of trouble Free" card. Or a Badge of Honor. THIS crap needs to stop.

Hi_Hi-Burgasometimes
Hi_Hi-Burgasometimes

Well, you know, “A Cut for a Cut”. Ghetto “justice”. NO Appreciation.

Hi_Hi-Burgasometimes
Hi_Hi-Burgasometimes

Articia / Artica is as COLD as Ice!

Frank R
Frank R

Well, she isn't homeless anymore. Perhaps that was her intention plus attacking police give her street cred in jail most likely.

Propolice
Propolice

Typical! Waste of good air!

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

And watch the assault on the LEO charges be dropped.

Sgt167
Sgt167

In the good ole days we’d have been able to have her committed to a psych hospital but the ACLU put an end to that option

CinGuz
CinGuz

This country is so f**k*d up that it is going to implode on itself.

Saints
Saints

Am almost 98% sure she would have gotten full of lead if this happened in Brazil....

Radicon71
Radicon71

SHE JUST WANTED 3 HOTS AND A COT.

Terminaters168
Terminaters168

No comment from LCD ?

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

She’s either a crack head hood rat or retarded. I’m basing this on her photo. I could be wrong. She is probably a college professor at a California institute of higher “learning”.

AllPeopleMatter
AllPeopleMatter

To make fun of a woman who is obviously in trouble both mentally, & physically is sad. Instead of people judging and showing no class what-so-ever is also sad. If your "morals" are so much better, Why not pray for her and people in the same position as her to get better. Our tax dollars also go to the funding of the homeless shelters and if you drive around you will see MANY people of the same circumstance with no where to go, no where to sleep, nothing to eat because of drug use. Instead of bashing those in need of prayer and help, Bash the people who choose to ignore the fact that there is a MAJOR problem going on in America and doing the bare minimum to stop it.