Lady allegedly spits on Springfield officers, claims she has COVID-19


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A girl will face felony prices after she allegedly spat on two officers and claimed to have COVID-19 throughout an incident in Springfield early Monday afternoon. 

Springfield Police Division spokesman Ryan Walsh mentioned officers acquired a report of a lady violating a restraining order and refusing to go away a home on Marsden Avenue round 1 p.m. Upon arrival, officers positioned the girl, 48-year-old Michelle Pelotte, who they believed was beneath the affect. 

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Pelotte allegedly refused to cooperate with officers then started spitting at and on them whereas claiming she has COVID-19. In response to Walsh, Pelotte has a historical past of assault and battery towards law enforcement officials. She was taken to an space hospital for analysis and might be arrested on two felony prices. 

The officers crammed out unprotected publicity types and had been seen on the Baystate’s Emergency Division. It’s at the moment unknown if the girl really uncovered them to COVID-19.

“Habits like this that places the lives of the general public or our officers in danger is not going to be tolerated.  The officers now have to attend for outcomes, which isn’t straightforward for anybody due to this individual’s reckless habits,” mentioned Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood.  

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Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno additionally launched an announcement when he realized concerning the incident.

Initially, I hope and pray that these courageous and devoted officers, who had been simply doing their job to guard a resident(s) in want, should face this sort of hideous disrespect – I hope they throw the guide at her and ship a powerful message that this demented habits is not going to be tolerated.  Unbelievable, we’re within the midst of tackling this pandemic – I’ve no persistence for this B.S.!

Domenic Sarno, Metropolis of Springfield Mayor

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