Suspected Shoplifter Wanted for Allegedly Using Stun Gun on Long Island Target Employee

PHOTO: Target store in Riverhead, New York.Google
Target store in Riverhead, New York.

A woman is wanted on Long Island for allegedly using a stun gun on a Target employee on Christmas Eve, police said.

The suspect allegedly was spotted removing "assorted merchandise" from a Target store in Riverhead, New York, Thursday afternoon, prompting a Target employee to try to detain her, the Riverhead Police told ABC News today.

The suspected shoplifter then allegedly produced a stun gun and shocked the employee, police said. The woman fled on foot.

The employee was hospitalized and later released, police said.

The suspect, whom police identified as Victoria Deon, remains at-large, police said. It was unclear how police identified Deon, 33, as the suspect.

The Target store in Riverhead is closed on Christmas Day and could not be reached for comment.

Target's corporate office said in a statement: "The safety and security of our guests and team members is a top priority for Target. We are working with law enforcement on this incident."

Deon did not immediately respond to an ABC News request for comment.