Alleged shoplifters bite North Knoxville supermarket workers

Alleged shoplifters bite North Knoxville supermarket workers

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knoxville police are looking for two alleged shoplifters who got into a fight with and bit two employees at a North Knoxville supermarket.

Police say they were called to Food City, 4216 N. Broadway, around 5 p.m. Monday. Initially they were told an undercover officer was in a fight with two or three shoplifters, but discovered store employees had tried to stop two female shoplifters and got into a physical altercation.

During the fight, two store employees were bitten by one of the suspects. Both suspects fled the scene.

Rural/Metro paramedics treated the employees at the scene.

Police are now working on identifying and locating the suspects.

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