Female pepper sprays police officer who tried to question her because she left her home during the closure
Troubling moment when a woman’s pepper squirt tries police officer who interrogates her for leaving her home during a coronavirus lock in Argentina
- Police arrested a woman in the town of Villa Ballester in Buenos Aires on Wednesday after using pepper spray on a police officer
- The woman also bit three officers while trying to restrain her before taking her to the local police station
- Police video camera showed the moment when the officer repeatedly asked the woman to stop on a sidewalk after being seen in public without a face mask
- More than 56,000 people have been arrested in Argentina since the nation was quarantined on March 20 to stem the spread of the coronavirus
- Health officials have reported 159 deaths and confirmed 3,288 cases directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Here’s how you can help people affected by Covid-19
A 29-year-old woman was arrested for spraying pepper and biting three police officers after being interrogated for leaving her home during a rural fence in Argentina.
The confrontation took place on Wednesday in the town of Villas Ballester in Buenos Aires, when one of the officers approached the woman for not wearing a face mask.
The police officer, whose department camera was turned on to record the incident, was heard in the video asking the woman to stop while crossing an empty and silent block to another sidewalk.
“It is not a state of emergency. You can’t touch me, ”she called back as the officer continued to follow her.
A woman (photo) in Argentina sprayed pepper and bit three officers on Wednesday when they tried to question her for ignoring the country’s quarantine lock
A cop (photo) comes to the rescue of his patrol partner as soon as a woman loses her temper and pepper sprayed the police officer after attempting to interrogate her for not wearing a face mask in public
The police officer, who seemed out of breath, tried to cover up the situation and told her, “Come here, I’m not going to touch you. But you are breaking the law. ‘
She then accused the law enforcement officer of violating the constitution for urging her to stop her steps.
At one point during the chase, the woman refused to identify herself and told the officer that she would be the one to process him and take him to the police station.
The incident quickly unraveled when the agent then blocked her path before being sprayed with pepper spray and dropped to the ground.
The 29-year-old woman has been charged with assault, opposition to arrest and violation of the quarantine warrant.
More than 56,000 people in Argentina have been arrested for disobeying the country’s quarantine since its institution on March 20.
On Thursday, Argentine health officials reported 159 deaths and 3,288 sick patients from the coronavirus.
The pepper spray (pictured) used by a woman to attack a police officer in Argentina before biting three officers before arresting her
The woman (left) tries to flee on foot shortly after attacking a police officer with pepper spray in Buenos Aires, Argentina