October 11, 1996 in Nation/World

Woman Charged With Attacking Girl Scout

Compiled From Wire Services

A woman was in jail Thursday, accused of inviting a 9-year-old Girl Scout into her home, dragging her into a bathroom and trying to stifle her screams with a towel.

The girl’s father and brother, who had been waiting outside, ran inside the house when they heard a scream and rescuing the girl, Lt. Michael Peoples said.

The girl told police the woman became upset over the cookie selection and said she would not buy any cookies. Shortly afterward, she grabbed the child, police said.

Veena Thacker, 50, was charged with aggravated assault, criminal restraint and endangering the welfare of a child.

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