Police: Geauga County woman used MRSA on arm to rob Cleveland gas station

CLEVELAND - A woman from Geauga County pleaded not guilty to robbery charges after police said she used a MRSA infection on her arm to steal from a Cleveland gas station.

Caroline Slusher, 32, of Chesterland, was arraigned on one count of robbery and one count of theft.

According to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, Slusher entered the BP gas station on East 152nd Street near I-90 on Oct. 3 and began taking candy off the shelves and stuffing it in bags and in her clothing.

When a worker confronted her, prosecutors said Slusher showed her Staphylococcus aureus infected arm to the attendant and then left the store.

She was arrested on March 30 after skipped out on a Nov. court appearance, prosecutors said.

Slusher's bond was set at $25,000. Her next hearing is set for April 7 at 9 a.m.

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