Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Oak Lawn, IL Police: Fat Nasty Gypsy charged after spitting on police officer
An Oak Lawn woman has been charged with battery after she spent her mile-long ride in an Oak Lawn squad car spitting on the arresting officer and cursing him authorities say.
Officers finally placed a "spit hood" on Tiffany N. Miller, 17, during the ride from Advocate Christ Medical Center early Sunday, according to Oak Lawn Police Division Chief Mike Kaufman.
As the officer prepared to place the hood on Miller, she "spit twice more, striking him on the top of the head and ear," and then laughed and said ‘Gotcha!" and called him a name, Kaufman said.
Miller eventually apologized, Kaufman said.
Police had taken Miller into custody around 1:35 a.m. Sunday at the hospital, where she spat on hospital staff and cursed them, Kaufman said.
Miller, of the 7000 block of West 87th Street in Oak Lawn, remained in Cook County Jail this morning on $50,000 bail.