Two Amityville women assaulted a pair of cops Saturday after one of them was placed under arrest for using children in a shoplifting scheme, police said.
Clara Young, 23, was spotted by security at the Pathmark on Carmans Road in Massapequa filling a shopping cart along with with two kids, aged 9 and 10 at about 4:40 p.m.
Young exited the store with the 10-year-old, and got into a car parked outside, while the 9-year-old tried to push the cart out of the store wthout paying, cops said.
All three were stopped by store security, who called police and Young's friend Shakeeta Legette, 29, the mother of the two boys.
When cops tried to arrest Young, she allegedly began to hit them. Legette then joined in and also assaulted the officers, cops said.
One officer sustained a shoulder injury while the other officer hurt his elbow. They were treated at a local hospital, police said.
Young was charged with petty larceny, assault 2nd and resisting arrest, while Legette was charged with assault 2nd, endangering the welfare of a child and obstruction of governmental administration.