BANGOR, Maine — A local woman who pleaded with police to be arrested outside a nightclub early Sunday got her wish, according to Sgt. Paul Edwards.
Tasha Perry, 27, is facing charges of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct as the result of an incident near the Half Acre Nightclub, Edwards said Monday.
Officers Kyle Pelkey and Joe Page were on foot patrol near the 190 Harlow Street bar around 1:15 a.m. when they noticed a car in the parking lot with some sort of disturbance occurring near it, Edwards said.
When the officers went to investigate, Perry became angry at Pelkey and Page, screaming at them to “run her name,” Edwards said.
“They told her they already did, and she continued to argue with the officers,” Edwards said.
As Perry continued to argue with police, she bent over, placed her hands behind her back and told the officers she wanted to be arrested, the sergeant said.
Police complied with Perry’s wishes, but she wouldn’t go without a struggle, provoking a crowd of onlookers outside the club, Edwards said.
As club patrons were warned to stay back, police managed to get Perry under control and into a squad car. She then kicked out the back window of the police car, shattering it.
In late March, Perry was one of three people arrested outside the Half Acre after two fights broke out in the parking lot. She was charged with disorderly conduct in that incident.
Perry’s criminal mischief charge was levied to a Class C felony due to her breaking the patrol car’s window, Edwards said. She was brought to Penobscot County Jail and later released on bail.