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Police: Girl Attacked Officer, Got Broken Nose

Palo Alto Daily News

May 11, 2011

A Mountain View police officer broke a 16year-old girl’s nose Monday night after she grabbed his baton, jabbed him with it and tried to strike him over the head, a police spokeswoman said.

The officer was assaulted while investigating a fight between two teenagers at Quetzal House, a center on View Street for teen girls who are chronic runaways from the Santa Clara County foster care system, police spokeswoman Liz Wylie said. Staff called police to the facility at about 8:15 p.m.

One of the girls involved in the fight kept interrupting the officer as he tried to interview a staff member in private and then started to swear at him, Wylie said. The officer asked the teen to wait in another room, but she refused.

The girl, described as 5-foot-2 and 250 pounds, kept up the verbal barrage and the officer decided to put her in handcuffs, Wylie said. But the teen resisted and kept struggling even after he forced her to the ground, Wylie said.

During the scuffle, the girl got hold of the officer’s wooden baton and jabbed him in the chest and ribs, according to Wylie.

“He tried to take the baton away from her and she raised it up over her head,” Wylie said. “He was pretty certain she was going to hit him in the head with it.”

The officer deflected the baton with his arm and punched the girl three times in the face, Wylie said. She was then taken into custody.

The girl was treated for a broken nose at a hospital and booked into juvenile hall on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. The Mountain View Police Department also wants the district attorney’s office to charge her with assault on an officer and removing a weapon from an officer.

The 33-year-old officer has been with the police department since February and had previously worked for another law enforcement agency, according to Wylie. He cut and scraped his hand during the scuffle with the girl.


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    Keiffer158

    about 3 years ago

    94 Comments

    Punch them as hard as you can everytime!

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    OlympicJoy

    about 3 years ago

    374 Comments

    Ditto Robocop!

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    Deputy_Carter

    about 3 years ago

    74 Comments

    Poor little....scratch that, BIG girl! Someone should have taught her manners for taking without asking or talking out of line. Well, I'm sure she will be on a diet for a while since Juvenile Dention Centers do not have the best food. Maybe she thought it was a hot dog..who knows.

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    mushin

    about 3 years ago

    64 Comments

    5FT, 250 LBS. BET SHE HAS A BOYFRIEND. ALL THE GOOD ONES ARE TAKEN, DAMN.

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    DALLASCRANE

    about 3 years ago

    19382 Comments

    250 pounds? 62 inches must have been her waist size. LOL....

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    Way to do what you gotta do.

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    tstanfill63

    about 3 years ago

    1508 Comments

    As my dad has told me many times "mess with the bull get the horn."

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    disposable_her0

    about 3 years ago

    172 Comments

    if she wants to step up and play the game she will need to pay the price

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    Spectre3

    about 3 years ago

    12928 Comments

    Good job here. Evidently some people will never learn...

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    copper380

    about 3 years ago

    2026 Comments

    I cant help but think.........Dumbass, what did you think would happen if you interupt then resist, grab a weapon and attempt to hit a cop? Good Job Brother, bet every kid at that house will think twice next time a cop tells them something..... COMPLETELY JUSTIFIED!!!

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    MaxFdaAtf1

    about 3 years ago

    32 Comments

    They are all not little darlings...

    Way to go !!!

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    101

    about 3 years ago

    42 Comments

    Weebles wobble but they don't fall down....that is unless you punch them in the face several times.

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    I really want to see a picture of a 5 foot 2 inch, 250 pounder with a broken nose. It has to look hilarious.

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    ChiefDC501

    about 3 years ago

    1906 Comments

    Next thing you know she will be invited to the White House, sorry about that. It is funny how the media makes a issue of age. We all know that age has nothing at all to do with response. You respond and react to what you have in front of you, a teenager can and has hurt and killed many an officer. It is too bad that behavior like this is being displayed at younger ages in people but age consideration will get you hurt or worse. Great job; and she should count her lucky stars that she only suffered a broken nose.

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    Mark508

    about 3 years ago

    248 Comments

    LAWMANTUKES said,
    Here we go again with a deep lack of respect for law enforcement. I have always said that if you stray away from good-old fasion christian values, such as; "Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child" way of up bringing, then this is a fine example of the end results.

    You are so very right sir.

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