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Dance Fever

A woman called for sheriff’s deputies in Naples, Fla. When they arrived, she told them she had been in a bar, “dancing with Jim Carey in the Batman costume,” and wanted them to ask the bartender why he threw her out. Deputies told Rachael Austin, 40, that she was too drunk to drive; the bartender at Jack’s Bait Shack reportedly said Austin had been “harassing the men at the bar,” so deputies told her that they were going to enforce the ouster. Austin allegedly flicked a lit cigarette at a deputy, hitting him, and started fighting them, screaming that she was “mafia and married to [a] man in the FBI from New York.” Deputies were not intimidated by either claim, and charged Austin with battery against a law enforcement officer, and resisting arrest. (RC/Naples News) ...Warning: chemical-induced confidence may not work in the sober world.
Original Publication Date: 03 May 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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