Woman wearing hot pink duct tape assaults officers

On 5/19/12, at approximately 8:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance at a tavern on 2nd W and W. Mercer involving a customer who began stripping off her clothes and placing hot pink duct tape on her upper body area. The female  was ordered to leave but refused. She then grabbed the bartenders arm causing minor injury. She then attacked another female customer by clawing and scratching her face and eyes.

As officers were arriving the suspect ran outside and down the street running into the KFC/ Taco Bell restroom to hide. She was escorted outside and placed into handcuffs. As officers tried to place her inside the police car she again “freaked out”. She began kicking at the legs and head of one officer. While trying to pull her back completely inside the police car the suspect was able to do and over the head back flip and tumbled out the other side of the patrol car.

Once outside the patrol car officers tried to get her under control and she kicked an officer in the head causing a slight concussion. Another officer was kicked in the hand which severed the tendon in his right pinkie finger. The third officer was kicked in the jaw causing swelling and slight dislocation.  All 3 officers and the suspect were taken to Harborview Medical Center. The suspect became out of control at HMC and had to be given medication that eventually knocked her unconscious.

The officers were treated and released as was the suspect who was then booked into King County Jail for Investigation of assault x4.