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[KHTS] – Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a woman in Santa Clarita for assault outside of a Walmart in Canyon Country on Saturday.

Walmart-300x225The signature-gatherer was arrested on an assault charge, said Lt. Rush of the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station.

Kimberly Shanklin, 45, reportedly was arrested but is believed to have been “cited out,” officials said. She was not in custody Saturday evening.

The name of the suspect was not released by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials. Sheriff’s Station officials would not release any details regarding the nature of the assault.

Petitioners are legally allowed to solicit signatures outside of private businesses such as Walmart, but cannot engage in unlawful behavior, Rush said.

“The petition-gatherers have the right to be there, even though its private property,” Rush said. “However, they can’t interrupt customers and be offensive. They have the right to petition as long as they are doing so in a peaceful manner.“

A petition to get a referendum on the ballot, which would force the city to cancel a recent deal with Metro regarding electronic billboards, recently began being circulated at local shopping centers around town.

Sheriff’s Station officials could not confirm at this time whether the assault suspect is linked to the group of signature-gatherers.

Rush added that there were several other arguments at different Walmart locations between petition-gatherers and those who opposed the petition; however, no further arrests were made.

“I’ve talked to a couple of different parties, and explained to them that everyone has the right to be there,” Rush said, “and we are hoping that we won’t have any further incidents.”

 

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  1. Chris Kramer says:

    Could you have someone re-write this in English.

    The headline states “signature gatherer arrested”. The article states “couldn’t be confirmed if they were affiliated with the signature gatherers”. The first paragraph identifies the woman, and the next says there was no identity released. Good grief, do you get your editors at the local elementary schools?

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