Opera Singer Arrested After Running Secret Service Checkpoints, Police Shooting

Sandy Malone

Connecticut opera singer Hannah Roemhild was arrested after she crashed through two checkpoints at Mar-A-Lago.

West Palm Beach, FL – A woman who was arrested after she drove through two U.S. Secret Service barricades in front of President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort on Friday refused to go before the judge on Saturday morning.

Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Ted S. Booras rescheduled the bail hearing to Monday morning for Hannah Roemhild, an opera singer from Middletown, Connecticut, the Palm Beach Post reported.

Booras ordered Roemhild brought to court “as long as they can [transport her to the jail] safely and not damage my deputies.”

“I don’t want them or her in danger if it’s not safe,” the judge added, according to the Palm Beach Post.

The incident for which the 30-year-old Roemhild is behind bars began at about 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 31 when a Florida Highway Patrol trooper responded to a call at The Breakers hotel.

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said the suspect was behaving “irrationally” and was “doing some kind of dance” on top of her rental Jeep, the Palm Beach Post reported.

Sheriff Bradshaw said the trooper smashed the window of the SUV to try and stop the woman from driving away.

But Roemhild fled and led the trooper on a chase that blew through two U.S. Secret Service checkpoints that had been set up ahead of President Trump’s arrival at his resort expected later in the day, the Palm Beach Post reported.

Fearing that the woman was carrying a bomb or might run people over, Secret Service officers and Palm Beach sheriff’s deputies opened fire on the SUV.

“We didn’t know if it was someone with a car bomb or someone who was going to hit as many pedestrians as possible,” Sheriff Bradshaw told reporters at a press conference.

Several bullets struck the vehicle’s windshield, back and side windows, but Roemhild was not hit and continued her escape as authorities lost sight of her, the Palm Beach Post reported.

A license-plate reader near Palm Beach International Airport picked up the rental Jeep and troopers located her at the Studio 6 hotel nearby.

“We alerted FHP; they had units in the area and actually spotted the vehicle again,” Sheriff Bradshaw said. “That trooper followed that vehicle to a local motel where the driver jumped out and was trying to flee to a room. The trooper did a great job, tackled her, and took her into custody there.”

Nobody was injured in the bizarre chase of the officer-involved shooting that resulted from it.

There were two women in the vehicle when Roemhild was caught at the airport hotel and both were detained, Heavy reported.

The sheriff said the suspect must have picked up the second woman after she crashed through the gates at Mar-A-Lago.

Police said Roemhild had no criminal history in Florida or her home state of Connecticut, the Palm Beach Post reported.

A dive into Roemhild’s social media showed that she is not in fact a fan of President Trump, according to Heavy.

She posted pictures of people in pink hats at the Women’s March with the caption “Not my president. Love trumps hate.”

Roemhild, a registered Democrat, has also posted memes and gifs that ridicule the President, Heavy reported.

However, authorities do not believe that the incident was terror related.

Roemhild, who was in town to perform at a show, is currently facing two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, WSVN reported.

Additional charges against Roemhild are expected in connection with the incident.

Comments (32)
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shooter
shooter

Hannah looks more than a little cray-cray in her mug shot.

Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

A ring a ding ding. Lucky she didn't get shot.

vpassenheim
vpassenheim

I'm hoping this stunt costs her a GOOD deal of money and, hopefully, quite a bit of grief. We need to strongly discourage these lunatic Democrats.

AP2021
AP2021

Heaven forbid had she been real trained terrorist. Here she is a singer who flips out on something and she makes it thru two checkpoints and gets away for a period of time. Jason Bourne would have destroyed the whole state by the time they caught him lol!

Teijeiro2
Teijeiro2

STOP CALLING HER AN 'opera singer"! SHE IS A SOCIALIST TERRORIST! Let's face it THAT'S WHAT THE MEDIA WOULD BE CALLING HER IF SHE HAD BEEN A TRUMP SUPPORTER!

RussellSR
RussellSR

Mentally ill democrat oops that is redundant

John Q Citizen
John Q Citizen

It ain't over until the fat lady sings.

falconer
falconer

Just like James Hodgkinson, the man who shot House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, this nut job is a Bernie Supporter.

FlaUSA
FlaUSA

They should have put her down with extreme prejudice as soon as she breached the FHP barricades

LeoDad
LeoDad

If this took place in NY she would be out with no bail by now.

investigator
investigator

Wow, security seems to be , um, shall we say, lousy?

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

She looks like that psycho Jack Nicholson played in The Shining!! Looks like TDS has turned her brain to mush! Stupid biatch.

iUsername
iUsername

What a nut job

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

I'm thinking Sybil....

45_CAL_ACP
45_CAL_ACP

Cool! "Roemhild was not hit and continued her escape as authorities lost sight of her"....say it's not so lol!

militans Deo
militans Deo

Ok, she's a confirmed whacko. My question is who gets into a Jeep that has to have significant damage to it and a bunch of bullet holes in it? Probably another whacko.
The story said there was another woman in the car with her when she was arrested.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

I never did like opera.


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