Maskless Woman Tased, Arrested, Cops Say Not About the Mask
Maskless Woman Tased, Busted at Football Game ... Cops Say Arrest is NOT About Mask
9/24/2020 8:52 AM PT
8:46 AM PT -- According to Logan PD, a cop was assigned to the game to ensure the safety of fans … including the enforcement of CDC and state rules and guidelines mandating fans wear masks while on school property.
But, when the cop approached the woman and told her she needed to wear her mask, cops say she told the cop she had asthma and continually refused to wear her mask.
The cop told the woman she would have to leave and wait outside the stadium but she refused … leading to being tased once and her arrest for criminal trespassing. The woman’s been identified as Alicia Kitts. She was charged with criminal trespassing and released at the scene. Additional charges are pending on Kitts and another female subject involved in the incident.
Cops want to make it crystal clear — she was NOT arrested for failing to wear a mask. She was asked to leave the premises for violating school policy … and once she refused to leave she was placed under arrest for criminal trespassing. They add Kitts resisting arrest led to the use of force. The incident remains under investigation.
A woman who refused to wear a mask at an 8th-grade football game refused to go quietly -- she fought off a cop, got tased and ultimately ... arrested.
The incident went down at a middle school in Logan, Ohio where fans in the stands, including one who was recording, were shocked as a police officer tried for minutes to arrest the anti-masker. You can hear the woman yelling, "This is bulls***" and "You're not arresting me for nothing. I ain't doing nothing wrong."
Check out the video ... when the woman -- who appeared to have a mask in her back pocket -- kept resisting, the cop tased her in the back ... and finally got handcuffs on her to haul her away.
Some of the other fans were pissed, and voiced their disapproval for the arrest "over not wearing a damn mask." The issue, legally speaking, is ... Ohio has a statewide mask mandate, and that's one of the rules that's allowed organized sports to resume there.
The school's athletic director told the Marietta Times the school hosted 300 fans for the game Wednesday and the only individuals having issues with compliance were the woman who got arrested and her mother.
Originally Published -- 8:10 AM PT