Ashley Watson threatens 7-Eleven employee with torch lighter

32-year-old Ashley Watson was taken into custody for assault and criminal trespassing on March 31st. On March 30th, a 7-Eleven employee, Laquita Harris, alerted authorities by pressing the panic button after Watson ran into the establishment. Watson was holding what Harris believed to be a gun and told Harris to call the police. Harris stated she was on FaceTime with her mother for the entirety of the incident. Officers discovered it was not a gun but a torch lighter when they arrived. Officers were advised that Watson had been at the location with a hatchet and a whip on two separate occasions. One of these occurred the night before, during which 7-Eleven staff informed Watson that she was banned from the premises. When officers located Watson, she was detained for the incident.