Meet Kristie Ethridge of Columbus, Ohio.
Kristie and her husband were in St. Petersburg, Florida for New Year’s Eve when the husband struck her during an argument. Then things got really weird.
Police were at a St. Petersburg restaurant early yesterday investigating a reported battery when Kristie Ethridge, 49, allegedly committed a felony attack on a law enforcement officer.
Ohioans, am I right?
Cops say they were dispatched to the eatery–which was hosting a New Year’s Eve party–to investigate a battery allegedly committed by Ethridge’s husband William, 54. As police questioned William, Kristie “continuously interjected herself into the conversation,” prompting Officer Anthony Bragano to advise her to “stop talking.”
Ethridge, cops charge, became “very upset” and yelled, “Are you fucking kidding me!” Ethridge, seen above, then “threw a plastic ‘New Year’s Eve’ top hat directly at me, striking me squarely in my face just above the eyes,” Bragano reported.
Okay, I wouldn’t consider this a felony assault, but Kristie definitely needed to be arrested. The husband was also arrested for assault and resisting arrest. Well, at least they spent the New Year together.
And yes, before you ask, I’d hit that like the side of a tree on the forest moon of Endor.