A 20-year-old Stamford woman was arrested near the Summer Street Dairy Queen after allegedly having a physical altercation with her 12-year-old and 13-year-old family members, police said Thursday.
According to authorities, Officers responding to reports of a fight in progress at the ice cream shop arrived on scene to find multiple parties pointing down North Street toward Franklin Street. There, they discovered Lonita Brown, 20, of 77 Glenbrook Road, walking with her two younger family members.
Police said Brown was uncooperative as they attempted to interview her about reports that she had been choking and pulling the children's hair. When police separated Brown from her other family members, she allegedly became more agitated, putting her back to the police car and climbing onto the hood when they attempted to handcuff her.
After being brought to the police station, Brown remained uncooperative, authorities said, and continued to be so throughout the processing procedures. Police said as officers attempted to calm her down, she punched one of them in the chest and began struggling with two more.
Police said one of the officers was forced, after Brown refused to comply with numerous orders to calm down, to deploy his taser. Brown was then contained and taken to the Stamford Hospital Emergency Room to have the taser prongs removed.
After Brown was returned to the Stamford Police Department, she was charged with second-degree breach of peace, risk of injury to a child, third-degree strangulation and two counts of interfering with an officer/resisting. She was held in lieu of a $2,500 bond and scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning.
The police said the incident remains under investigation as none of the parties involved were cooperating.