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Police: Woman buys milk at store, pours it on her face after being maced in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Employees and patrons watched as a screaming woman poured gallons of milk on her head in the parking lot of a Walmart, prompting a call to police that landed a 36-year-old man in jail, Springfield Police said.

Officers arrested Curtis Vaughn Wilkerson, 36. He was booked into the Lane County Jail early Sunday morning on misdemeanor charges of assault, use of a mace, felon in possession of a weapon, and criminal trespass.

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Lt. Scott McKee said Wilkerson was involved in a dispute with the woman, who was a fellow resident of a campsite near the Walmart store. At some point in the dispute, Wilkerson used pepper spray on the woman.

The woman ran to Walmart and bought two gallons of milk, which she poured all over her face to ease the pain, McKee said. A customer who saw the woman in pain also bought two gallons of milk and poured it on her face.

That's when store staff and patrons called police, McKee said.

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