Baltimore Walmart closed after fight involving bleach

'Toxic fumes' filled store

Theresa Monique Jefferson. Photo: Baltimore County Police Dept.

A Walmart in Baltimore, Maryland, had to be evacuated over the weekend after cops say two women fighting became creative with their choice of weapons.

Police responding to a call on Saturday morning say when they arrived on the scene the women were fighting and throwing bleach and deodorant at each other. The combination of chemicals created “toxic fumes” and according to ABC-2, the store was emptied and remained closed well into the afternoon.

Sixteen customers and three Walmart employees needed medical treatment, with one having to be transported to the hospital.

The Associated Press reports that police arrested one of the women allegedly involved in the altercation, Theresa Monique Jefferson, 33, and charged her with first degree assault, second degree assault, theft under $100 and malicious destruction of property.

The victim’s boyfriend is reportedly the father of Jefferson’s child, which is what is thought to have led to the altercation.

A Walmart spokeswoman said, “This is obviously not the type of behavior we would expect from people at our stores. We apologize for any inconveninece this caused to our customers.”

Jefferson is being held on $350,000 bail.