LIMINGTON, Maine — An intoxicated Biddeford woman who told police she had been kidnapped and abused was ultimately arrested Saturday when York County sheriff’s deputies learned she had bail conditions not to possess or consume alcohol, Sheriff William King said.
The series of events leading to the arrest of Rebecca Grant, 40, began around 3:30 p.m. when deputies were dispatched to Cape Road after receiving reports that Grant was walking in and out of traffic and laying in the road.
King said dispatchers had fielded multiple calls about Grant’s bizarre behavior.
When police arrived, they determined Grant appeared to be intoxicated and she grew belligerent as authorities tried to confirm her identity, according to King.
Claiming she had been kidnapped, abused and held captive, Grant refused to provide the name of her alleged captors and started to yell at the deputies, walking into traffic before officers redirected her to a safe location.
As deputies went to arrest Grant after learning she had bail conditions prohibiting alcohol use, she attempted to fight them, at one point unsuccessfully trying to head-butt Deputy Matt Nadeau.
Despite not contacting the deputy, Grant thrust her head onto the trunk of his cruiser on two occasions, scratching the patrol car’s paint with her teeth, causing a three-inch scratch.
Once in the car, Grant bit the upholstery, leaving tears in the material, and attempted to kick out the cruiser window while en route to the York County Jail, King said. In addition, she allegedly threatened to kill deputies and their families.
Grant was charged with violating conditions of release and could also be charged with criminal mischief for causing $500 in damage to the cruiser. She remained jailed Tuesday.