Woman spits at police during arrest after attempted break-in at hardware store

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A woman will front court after spitting at a police officer while she was being fingerprinted.

About 10.50pm on Sunday, May 7, security at a hardware store in Jamisontown have reported that there were two persons attempting to lift a security roller door at the location.

Police have attended and spoken to 27-year-old South Penrith woman and a 36-year-old Coomealla man. The man was searched, it is alleged nothing was located on him.

The 27-year-old was known to Police and she was arrested in relation to another matter. She was taken to Penrith Police station. About 1.20am whilst in custody, the woman was having her fingerprints taken, it is alleged she has become agitated and started to swear at Police.

It is alleged the woman has punched the scanning machine, and as an officer has attempted to stop her, it is alleged the woman has spat at the officer with the spit landing on his arm.

She was charged with ‘assault police officer in execution of duty w/o abh-T2’.

She will appear in Penrith Local Court on May 25.

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