A Florida woman kissed a cop on the nose last week, and that action landed her in jail and charged with one count of felony battery.
Police were investigating a dispute between Peggy Hill, 62, and her neighbor on Saturday evening. Police were called after the pair began arguing over a fence located between their properties.
When officers from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the home, Hill began speaking with Sergeant Randy Lamb and then “she approached him and kissed him on his nose against his will.”
According to the arrest report, Lamb backed away from Peggy Hill and “wiped off the saliva from his nose.” The report then claims that Lamb “gently” placed Peggy Hill on the ground and handcuffed her.
When asked about kissing the cop on the nose, Peggy Hill said he was “being aggressive towards her” and that “the thought just popped in her head to kiss him on his nose, so she kissed him on his nose.”
Not surprisingly, Hill told officers that she had consumed “about 3 glasses of wine” before police arrived at her home.
Hill was booked into county jail early Sunday morning. The retired woman is being held in lieu of $5000 bond. Hill is scheduled to appear in court on July 19.
In the meantime, Sergeant Randy Lamb, an 18-year veteran of the police department, says this is the first time someone has kissed him on the nose.
Do you think a felony count of assault against an officer is warranted for a simple kiss on the nose?