A police officer arrested a woman on suspicion of public intoxication and disorderly conduct following her behavior that they reported to have observed outside of a Norristown convenience store, which includes allegedly licking her hand and pushing it into someone’s face, say police.
An officer was patrolling on Oct. 6, around 4 a.m. and reported seeing a woman shouting and disrupting the customers of an A-Plus Mini Mart at Haws Avenue and Main Street, as well as the people walking near it, according to a Norristown police report.
The woman, Michelle Mason, seemed to the officer to be inebriated, and she had been noticed by the store’s staff, say police.
Mason was seen licking her hand and then pushing her hand in the face of someone passing by, according to the report. The officer started to talk to her and found her argumentative, with bloodshot eyes, say police. According to the officer, the woman smelled of alcohol and was wobbly on her feet; the officer arrested Mason then for alleged disorderly conduct and public intoxication, according to the report.
Mason was taken to the station, say police. She was verbally angry and she kicked the police car windows—she also threatened police by saying she would spit at them, according to the report.
She was belligerent at the police station, even in her cell, and police had to put a spit protection bag on her, say police. Police decided to keep her until she became sober and stopped being “combative,” according to the report.