Cops: Sister Tries to Bust Into Jail for Brother
Demands his release, gets jailed herself
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2014 12:36 PM CDT
Monique Armstrong   (Provided photo)

(Newser) – A big sister's misguided attempt to help her little brother landed her in jail in Colorado this week. Monique Armstrong's strange case began when police caught her inside the fenced perimeter of the Mesa County Jail in an apparent attempt to break in early Monday, reports KJCT8, which notes she climbed over razor wire to get in. The 20-year-old told authorities that she wanted to be booked into jail so her 18-year-old brother, who had been jailed on DUI-D charges (in this case, involving drugs, not alcohol), would be set free, reports the Daily Sentinel.

Police did indeed book Armstrong on charges including criminal trespass. The kicker is that younger brother Michael was released on bond just five hours later. "If she maybe had given it a few hours, she probably could have met him at the front door," a spokesperson for the sheriff's office tells the Daily Sentinel.