A woman was arrested on allegations she doused a security guard with pepper spray while shoplifting a $2,345 Jimmy Choo purse and wallet set in Corte Madera, police said

Shirel Jean Smith, 20, of San Francisco was booked into Marin County Jail on suspicion of robbery, possession of tear gas without a permit and giving a false name to police, said Twin Cities police Sgt. Michael Norton. Bail was set at $50,000.

The incident occurred around 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nordstrom, where the security staff spotted a woman trying to steal the accessories. When a loss prevention officer tried to place the woman under citizen's arrest, she sprayed him with oleoresin capsicum, commonly known as OC spray or pepper spray, Norton said.

Twin Cities police arrived and arrested the woman, who initially gave them another name. The jail confirmed Smith's identity through fingerprints.

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