Drunk and disorderly 24-year-old Arizona resident Michelle Watson seems to understand that, these days, driving your car on the sidewalk and kicking a police officer in the crotch isn't enough on its own to make the news. What you need is a stellar mugshot. And Watson delivers.
She's not Roger Ebert, but Michelle Watson still giving herself two thumbs up while being booked at the Yavapai County Jail following her spirited driving and even more spirited arrest in Prescott, Arizona.
Witnesses tell police Watson was driving her Honda Civic in the middle of the road, into numerous curbs, and finally onto a sidewalk while trying to park. The first officer on the scene describes her as belligerent and says she used "profane language" in her refusal of a sobriety test.
After some tussling with the original officer, fellow Officer Wing arrived to help subdue the suspect. Here's where Watson does her best Rockette impression:
Watson was wearing a purse which was draped over her shoulder. Ofc. Wing attempted to remove the purse. When doing so, Watson, using her right knee struck Ofc. Wing in the crotch. Watson was then taken to the ground and placed in handcuffs. Watson refused to get up and had to be carried to Ofc. Wing's patrol vehicle, #1317.
What an interesting blend of passive non-resistance and testicle swatting.
Once in custody, Watson began to kick the interior of poor Officer Wing's patrol car so they had to further restrain her. When she finally arrived at the jail they registered a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit.
Was she was as pleased with herself when she sobered up and realized she's facing a charge of aggravated assault of a police officer? Hard to know for sure, but if she's the same Michelle Watson from Prescott with this public Facebook profile she celebrated her release by going to see Twilight: Breaking Dawn on Saturday night.
It's not all happy times for Watson, though, as she posted "Ugh brings a whole new meaning to the phrase fml" after the news hit the local papers along with her mug shot.
(Hat tip to Nick!)