Police: Broke woman slaps Little Nell manager
A 30-year-old California woman who allegedly couldn’t pay her bill at a local hotel Thursday slapped the facility’s manager before kicking an Aspen police officer in the leg as she was being arrested, according to court documents.
Deonna Wooldridge was charged with felony assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and harassment, according to a police report filed Friday in District Court.
Aspen police were called to The Little Nell at about 8 p.m. Friday, where the hotel manager reported that Wooldridge had been unable to pay her $47 bill and was asking other customers if they would pay it, the report states.
The manager said he asked Wooldridge to step outside and talk, but she “slapped him two times across the face and used the arm of her glasses to jab him in the chest,” according to the police report. Wooldridge then left the hotel on foot.
Police caught up with her in the 500 block of East Cooper Avenue, but Wooldridge refused to give an officer her name and said she didn’t have any identification on her, the report states. The officer arrested her, but Wooldridge kept pulling away from him when he tried to handcuff her.
With the help of a sergeant, the two were able to get her in handcuffs, but while they were placing her in a police car, she kicked the sergeant in the leg, “causing him pain,” the repot states.
Wooldridge later told officers she was staying at a local hotel with her boyfriend and his family but needed a break and went out on her own. She said she had been eating and drinking at the Ajax Tavern “all day and had a hangover,” the police report states.
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