Long Beach, CA - A drunk woman who was acting disorderly in an intersection decided to escalate her actions when police arrived, by trying to fight an officer. She quickly learned why it's a bad idea to challenge police to a fight. The incident was captured on a bystander's cell phone video (below.)
The incident happened on Saturday at around 3:30 PM. Officers were called to Anaheim Street and Pacific Avenue for a woman who was in the intersection, jumping on vehicles, according to KTLA5.
When the first officer arrived, she started yelling at the officer, challenging him to a fight before he had even exited his vehicle. The woman tried to get into his patrol car before the officer stepped out to confront her.
The woman took a fighting stance and threw an object at him after yelling, "You want to go my homeboy?"
The officer appeared to calmly try to talk her down as she continued acting aggressively and tried to take his baton from him yelling, "Wassup bitch? Mother-fer!"
Getting nowhere with talking, the officer, moved to take the aggressive woman into custody, striking her leg with the baton. The woman didn't even seem to slow down from the strikes.
Once the officer had an opening, he moved in and took her to the ground. While on the ground, the woman still didn't give up. She grabbed the officer's baton and struggled with him until a good Samaritan came over to help take her into custody.
Police say that they determined that she was intoxicated and under the influence of drugs. She was taken to the hospital for treatment.
No information was released about what charges she is facing.
You can see the video of the incident below: