LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman is suing the J.C. Penney Co. after an alleged run-in with a store mannequin that she says left her with a cracked tooth, a bloodied head and recurring shoulder pain.
Diana Newton, 51, of Westminster, Calif., sued the Plano, Texas-based retailer last month in Orange County Superior Court. She contended she was cracked in the head by a legless female dummy at its Westminster Mall store.
Newton said the incident happened nearly a year ago in the women's department, as she was shopping for a blouse. The only one in her size was on the mannequin. As a salesclerk was removing the garment, the dummy's arm flew off and struck Newton's head, according to her lawsuit.
"I felt a burning sensation," she recalled.
Paramedics treated her bleeding scalp at the scene. Newton drove herself home, then had someone take her to a hospital for further treatment.
The blow also cracked a molar, which led to a root canal, she said.
The suit seeks unspecified damages.
A spokeswoman for J.C. Penney said the company doesn't comment on pending litigation.