Toronto Woman Arrested for Assaulting Police Officer With Bubbles

by Jamison Koehler on July 13, 2010

With thanks to Jonathan Turley of the Res Ipsa Loquitur Blog, here is a video of a Toronto woman apparently being arrested for assaulting a police officer with bubbles. If this had happened in Philadelphia (at least under the old regime), the woman would also have been charged with disorderly conduct, failure to disperse, and breaching the peace.

4 Comments on “Toronto Woman Arrested for Assaulting Police Officer With Bubbles

  1. I love the expression on the female cop’s face. She herself is completely unfazed by the bubbles and seems surprised by the male officer’s reaction. But, perhaps afraid that she could be perceived as undermining her colleague, she tries to mask her own reaction which I am sure is a lot like everyone else’s: What is the big f’ing deal? What is this guy’s problem?

  2. Looks like the cop was hyped up on too much coffee and donuts.

  3. Good grief. Can a cop be sued for false arrest in Canada?

    This case should become an instant law-school classic

  4. Another link says this about the arrest?
    http://topolitico.posterous.com/g20-tiny-bubbles-cause-international-stir-tor
    “The reason I was arrested is because I was wearing a backpack and had a lawyer’s phone number written on my arm. This number was given out by lawyers, and they advised us to have it written somewhere on our bodies.”

    The 20-year-old was a volunteer street medic at the G20 and said she “wasn’t even protesting.”
    “My medical supplies were taken and suggested they could be used as evidence for my charge,” she said.
    Court records show she is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit mischief over $5,000.”

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