A woman who started screaming and then made a scene was arrested Sunday after refusing to leave an Ocala Wal-Mart.
An Ocala Police officer was escorting 53-year-old Christine Louise Munroe from the store at 4980 E Silver Springs Blvd. after the manager had requested that she be trespassed from the building. But Munroe started yelling at the officer and the manager and told them she wasn’t leaving, an Ocala Police report states.
The officer advised Munroe that she was being arrested for trespassing after warning and attempted to put her in handcuffs. She then allegedly punched and shoved him in the lower abdomen in an attempt to get away, then threw herself to the ground, the report says.
The officer eventually got handcuffs onto Munroe and asked her if she was going to cooperate. She responded that she wasn’t going to jail and then refused to get up, the report says.
The officer started to carry her outside to his patrol car when Munroe said she would walk on her own if she had her slippers. The officers provided them to her, but she threw herself on the ground again and refused to walk, the report says.
The officer eventually had to carry Munroe to his patrol vehicle, where she struggled with him as he tried to place her in the backseat. She was then transported to the Marion County Jail and charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting without violence and trespassing/failure to leave property upon request. She was being held on $1,750 bond and is due in court Oct. 8 at 9 a.m.