A 65-year-old woman refused to sign an $80 ticket for a broken tail light before driving away and resisting arrest, according to body camera footage released by Oklahoma authorities.
What We Know:
- In the 58-minute video, a Cashion, Oklahoma, police officer is seen asking a woman to sign an $80 ticket for a broken taillight after she informed him that she had been driving her truck in that condition for six months.
- The woman identified during the video as Debra Hamil can be seen getting shot with a stun gun by police after she refused to sign the ticket, drove away during the stop and kicked the officer as she resisted arrest.
- “I don’t think that I deserve to pay $80 for something that is fixable and I can fix it,” Hamil told the officer. At this point in the video, the officer asked Hamil to exit her truck because she was under arrest. She refused to exit and told the officer, “You are full of s— because you’re not placing me under arrest.”
- Hamil then rolled up her window and drove off, prompting the officer to return to his car in pursuit of her with his sirens on. The mini chase lasted for five minutes before Hamil finally pulled over. The officer drew his gun and ordered Hamil to exit her truck, but she refused. That’s when the officer opened her door and pulled her to the ground by her arm.
- “Yeah, I tried to kick you because I’m a country girl,” Hamil told the officer. “Because no, I did not appreciate being thrown on the floor.”
- Hamil refused medical attention, but officials said they took her to the ER for an assessment.
Hamil faces a felony charge for assaulting a police officer and a misdemeanor for resisting arrest.
Warning: This video may be hard to watch.