This is one of the first reports I’ve read where they don’t list a provocation. Either they left that part out or she she showed up ready to rumble.
“A Sebring woman was arrested on felony charges early Tuesday morning after police say she spit on a restaurant drive-through window and then fought with police and hospital staff.
Gainesville Police Department officers were called to the McDonald’s at 201 NW 13th St. in response to a woman who was yelling at restaurant employees and spitting on a service window, according to a GPD report. When officers arrived, they came upon 20-year-old Sarah Benevides, who appeared intoxicated and was still yelling into the restaurant.
A GPD officer warned Benevides to leave or face arrest for trespassing, but she refused. The officer tried to place handcuffs on the woman, but she repeatedly pulled away her hands, the report states.
The officer “placed” Benevides to the ground after repeated failed attempts to handcuff her, the report states, and she then refused to stand up.
It took several other officers to bring her to a patrol car, and, at one point, she kicked one of them twice in the legs, the report states.
Benevides suffered a cut to her chin during the struggle with officers, and she appeared very intoxicated, so she was taken by ambulance to UF Health Shands Hospital, according to GPD. There she also kicked and spit on doctors and nurses.
Benevides “had to be sedated in order to be treated,” the report states.
Benevides faces one count of battery on a law enforcement officer and three counts of battery on an emergency medical care provider, according to GPD. She also faces misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest without violence and trespassing.
As of late morning, Benevides remained in the hospital, according to Officer Ben Tobias, a GPD spokesman.”