Sunday, July 10, 2011

Woman Attacks Cop With Used Tampon

Cops: Officer attacked with feminine hygiene product

Jul. 8, 2011

A South Dakota woman struck a police officer in the face with a soiled tampon. (photo is of unsoiled tampons)

Ada Morales pleaded not guilty in May to two charges of aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer and other counts including resisting arrest and intentionally causing contact with bodily fluids. She is scheduled for trial in October. Morales claims the tampon was not soiled as a defense, asserting she had inserted the tampon only as a precaution because she was expecting her period.

Morales also is accused of spraying the officer with cleaning items, which may be used as a mitigating factor in her defense. She also attacked another officer, knocking off his glasses and scratching him.

It was not clear whether the first officer complained about the tampon incident.

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