Sacramento, CA: A deputy in Sacramento, Calif. was allegedly slapped by a woman trying to kick her nicotine addiction, WPTV reported. Investigators say the slapper, 31-year-old Etta Lopez, was hoping she would get thrown in jail, where she would not be able to smoke.
Deputy Matt Campoy of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office says he was leaving the jail at about 4:20 Tuesday when Lopez stepped into his path and he attempted to avoid her. “I stepped to the left, she stepped to my left,” Campoy told the Sacramento Bee. “I stepped to the right, she stepped to my right. I stepped to the left again and she suddenly stepped into me and slapped my face.” She had allegedly been waiting outside the jail for hours waiting for a uniformed deputy to emerge.
Lopez allegedly told investigators she wanted to be thrown into jail, where she would not have access to cigarettes. She was booked into the county jail on suspicion of battery on a peace officer.
Pinellas Park, FL: 20-year-old Bryan Zuniga was pulled over for failing to maintain a single lane on Thursday by police, then jumped out of the passenger door and started running. The next time police saw him, he was at the hospital being treated for an alligator attack near a water treatment plant. He received multiple puncture wounds to the face, arm and side. He has been charged with fleeing police, driving with a suspended or revoked license and resisting an officer without violence.
Zephyrhills, FL: A married Florida couple allegedly engaged in a three-way last week that ended in gunfire, SWAT team involvement and a police tasing. Mindi and David Rice invited a 24-year-old female friend, whose name has not been released, to their Zephyrhills home on Wednesday evening, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The Rices, both 29, allegedly injected themselves with prescription drugs, and the Floridian threesome had sex before all falling asleep.
Police say that when Mindi Rice woke up early Thursday, she discovered her husband attempting to have sex with the other woman — this time without her — Bay 9 News reports. Mindi Rice allegedly reached for a nearby revolver, saying she would shoot her friend, then fired a round into the ceiling, CBS reports. David Rice gained control of the gun, according to the police report, then held it up to his wife’s face.
According to the report, David told his wife, “B—-, I’ll f—— kill you.” He allegedly then fired one bullet, which hit the wall. The third party fled the house and called 911 at about 2 a.m.
Officials called a SWAT team when the couple refused to come out of their house. The Rices emerged after a couple of hours, though deputies ended up using a taser on David Rice after he allegedly tried to fight with them.
Alva, FL: Scott Barron, 67, is accused of masturbating in front of passing sailboats at a boat ramp Saturday in Alva, Fla., NBC 2 reported. An off-duty deputy says he spotted Barron — penis in hand — standing on a sailboat parked at the ramp.
When the officer told him to stop, Barron first allegedly swore at him, then said he was just exercising. Apparently the officer doesn’t care about forearm strength, because he slapped Barron with an indecent exposure charge.
Barron was released from jail Sunday on $1,000 bond, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.