A severely intoxicated South Carolina woman decided to take Justin Bieber’s name in vain during her recent arrest in Spartanburg County.
According to police, 33-year-old Melissa Nava was pretty drunk when officers spotted her stumbling down the road. The official report states that she wandered into traffic on several occasions. Drivers narrowly missed hitting the woman as she shuffled around aimlessly.
Justin Bieber’s name was later invoked when the Spartanburg County deputies attempted to place the woman under arrest. As soon as they approached Nava, she began using coarse and profane language. Since she smelled strongly of alcohol, deputies decided to place her under arrest.
Deputy Walsh and Deputy Duley quickly discovered that Nava intended to go down fighting. Instead of allowing police to do their job, she became even more belligerent and uncooperative. After a brief struggle, they were able to search and handcuff the woman.
However, their problems didn’t end there. Once deputies attempted to place Nava inside the vehicle, she started pushing against the door and screaming obscenities. Despite their best efforts, they couldn’t seem to get a handle on the intoxicated woman.
The situation reached a head when Nava spit on Deputy Walsh and unleashed a new flurry of expletives. Included in her batch of naughty words and phrases was an insult one generally doesn’t find in most police reports.
“F*** you, Justin Bieber!” she exclaimed.
Since Nava couldn’t keep her bodily fluids to herself during the ordeal, deputies were forced to place a “spit hood” over her head. Once this was secured around her skull, they were able to get her into the car without further incident.
According to The Smoking Gun, a Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office representative said that Deputy Walsh does not bear any resemblance to Justin Bieber. However, apparently this didn’t stop Melissa Nava from issuing what she thought was an appropriate insult at the time.