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Cops: Woman Rubs Officer's Pepper Spray Back Into His Eyes

A Florida arrest gets a little out of hand
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 2, 2014 3:50 PM CDT
Cops: Woman Rubs Officer's Pepper Spray Back Into His Eyes
A woman sprayed with pepper spray rubbed it back on the cop, police say.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – When a Florida sheriff's deputy spotted two women arguing in a store parking lot, he intervened, Keys News reports—but the response was more than he bargained for. As the officer attempted to arrest Sara Henderson, 33, on charges of disorderly intoxication, he says she fought back. In the process, she hit his microphone off his body, making it impossible to call for backup; and when the deputy pepper-sprayed her, he says she rubbed the stuff right back in his own eyes, CBS Miami reports. She later told hospital employees she'd done it on purpose. Now, in addition to a disorderly intoxication charge, she's been charged with battery of a police officer, depriving an officer of his means of communication, and resisting arrest with violence. (Read more police stories.)

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