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Iowa gas station cashier and officer attacked in violent rampage

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Fists, feet and teeth. Urbandale police say a woman used them all when she violently attacked a convenience store clerk.Police say the random act of violence happened Saturday at Kum & Go on Douglas Avenue in Urbandale.Police said a woman came into the gas station and attacked a cashier. They are now trying to pinpoint a motive.Police say Amber Revell, of Jefferson, destroyed hundreds of dollars of property and then turned on a store employee.”The customer had initially entered the store and laid down on the floor. When the attendant asked if there was anything that they could do for them or if they needed help, the customer, unprovoked, attacked the attendant,” said Officer Holly Pickett with Urbandale Police.Police say Revell bit and kicked the worker, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries. A criminal complaint shows she also attacked an officer during her arrest. Police believe she was possibly drunk during the rampage.She’s charged with public intoxication, assault on an officer and criminal mischief, among others. Officers say situations like these are very uncommon for the community.”It’s very infrequent that we have a customer, a suspect, attack someone completely unprovoked as cause so many injuries they did,” Pickett said.Police say this was an isolated incident, but this is a good time to remind people to always remain vigilant of their surroundings.”People should obviously pay attention to their surroundings. Make sure they are able to call for help when they need to and be kind to your attendants. They’re there in the evening hours so you can still shop, so you can still get fuel or gasoline,”Revell has been released from the Polk County Jail. KCCI reached out to Kum & Go for a comment multiple times, but we have not heard back. More stories from Lauren Johnson:

Fists, feet and teeth. Urbandale police say a woman used them all when she violently attacked a convenience store clerk.

Police say the random act of violence happened Saturday at Kum & Go on Douglas Avenue in Urbandale.

Police said a woman came into the gas station and attacked a cashier. They are now trying to pinpoint a motive.

Police say Amber Revell, of Jefferson, destroyed hundreds of dollars of property and then turned on a store employee.

“The customer had initially entered the store and laid down on the floor. When the attendant asked if there was anything that they could do for them or if they needed help, the customer, unprovoked, attacked the attendant,” said Officer Holly Pickett with Urbandale Police.

Police say Revell bit and kicked the worker, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries. A criminal complaint shows she also attacked an officer during her arrest. Police believe she was possibly drunk during the rampage.

She’s charged with public intoxication, assault on an officer and criminal mischief, among others. Officers say situations like these are very uncommon for the community.

“It’s very infrequent that we have a customer, a suspect, attack someone completely unprovoked as cause so many injuries they did,” Pickett said.

Police say this was an isolated incident, but this is a good time to remind people to always remain vigilant of their surroundings.

“People should obviously pay attention to their surroundings. Make sure they are able to call for help when they need to and be kind to your attendants. They’re there in the evening hours so you can still shop, so you can still get fuel or gasoline,”

Revell has been released from the Polk County Jail. KCCI reached out to Kum & Go for a comment multiple times, but we have not heard back.

More stories from Lauren Johnson:

https://www.kcci.com/article/woman-attacks-cashier-and-officer-in-violent-rampage-at-urbandale-iowa-gas-station/39089535