A woman attacked a shop worker when she was not allowed back into the store to look for car keys dropped by her grandchild.
Lorraine Dennison was lucky to escape jail after magistrates heard how she bit store manager Mark Thomas and kneed him in the groin.
The attack happened outside Sports Direct on September 4, 2012.
A warrant had been outstanding for the grandma’s arrest since June last year after she failed to show up for her trial.
She was found guilty at the Huddersfield court of the incident at the Great Northern Retail Park on Leeds Road in the town.
Mr Thomas was standing near to the exit of Sports Direct talking to a colleague when the security alarm sounded.
Vanessa Jones, prosecuting, said: “At the same time Dennison went up to the manager saying she needed help finding her car keys.
“But because of the alarm they excused themselves and ran off after the male who’d activated the alarm.”
Magistrates heard that the man involved with this was the 57-year-old Dennison's son. She had no knowledge of this but staff caught him by her car.
Dennison, formerly of Primrose Hill, was still outside the store when Mr Thomas returned.
Mrs Jones said: “She was shouting at Mr Thomas. She punched Mr Thomas in the face, causing a cut above his eye and swung several punches that landed on his body
“She was punching him in the mouth and kneed him to the groin.
“He pinned her to her car to prevent any further assault and she bit his arm twice and broke the skin.”
The prosecutor said that Mr Thomas managed to take her to the floor and held her there with the assistance of a passer by.
Dennison, now of Bradford Road in Batley, appeared at the court in custody after finally handing herself into police.
Sonia Kidd, mitigating, said that her client had been shopping in the store. She was holding her grandchild who had hold of and dropped her car keys.
Mrs Kidd said that the manager assumed that she was involved with the earlier theft when she asked for his help.
Magistrates were told that Dennison has suffered a number of health difficulties and handed herself into police because she’d had a good couple of days.
They sentenced her to 12 weeks in prison suspended for a year.
Dennison must pay £200 compensation to Mr Thomas and £80 victim surcharge.