Woman, 65, thrown to Ground and Tasered after Driving off to Avoid $80 ticket
Upset over an $80 ticket for a broken tail light, a 65-year-old Oklahoma woman refused to sign the citation, locking herself inside her truck before driving off, sparking a pursuit with the police officer who had pulled her over.
Debra Hamil is now facing a felony charge of assault on a police officer as well as a charge for misdemeanor resisting arrest over the incident which took place last Tuesday in Cashion, Oklahoma, according to KOKO News 5.
The incident was captured on body cam which can be viewed above.
"I'm not going to sign it because I don't want to pay $80," Hamil said after the cop refused to let her off with a warning.
Then cop then ordered her out of the truck, saying he was going to place her under arrest, which was when she rolled up her window.
"You'll be fair with me and I'll be fair with you," she said after rolling the window back down a bit.
"You're under arrest," the cop said.
"No, I'm not," she responds.
At one point she decides to sign the ticket but it's too late.
"Oh shut up and give me that and I'll sign it," she says.
"We're beyond that, step out," the cop tells her.
At this point, she has already placed herself in a battle she was not going to win but then decides to double-down by driving off which never ends well for the citizen.
The cop chases her to a parking lot where she still refuses to step out, so he opens the door and pulls her out, throwing her to the ground where she tries to kick him off.
She ends up tasered, handcuffed and arrested.
"Do you realize you just got yourself in a whole lot more trouble?" the cop asks her as she is laying facedown on the ground handcuffed.
"For running," he responds.
"Oh, I didn't run," she says. "I told you weren't going to arrest me. I pulled in here thinking you would not."