BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Proof positive that Boca Raton Police are among the most helpful, courteous, and accommodating police in the country. Just last night, Samantha Ann Halcomb, 28, of Boynton Beach told Officer Andrew Ziadie to “just arrest me.” Officer Ziadei granted Halcomb’s wish.
Halcomb was apparently drunk at “Night Owl” 497 NE 20th Street in Boca), and allegedly decided it would be a good idea to hit Officer Ziadie as he attempted to get her into a cab to get home safely. She’s now charged with “battery on a law enforcement officer” and “disorderly intoxication.”
From the Affidavit of Probable Cause filed in her arrest:
“I made contact with Smantha Halcomb who was identified through her Florida driver’s license. As I approach Halcomb, I could tell she was extremely intoxicated. Her eyes were very red, she was swaying side to side, her speech was very slurred, and a strong odor of alcohol was emanating from her breath. Another male approached me and said that he took Halcomb’s keys because he was concerned for her well being. The male stated that he did not know who she was, but did not feel she was capable of driving safely. I told Halcomb to sit down because of the fact that she could barely stand. While seated, she started becoming agitated and tried standing up. I had to tell her several times to remain seated. I asked Halcomb how she got here and she said she drove by herself. I then asked Halcomb if she could call a friend or family member to come and pick her up and she said, “No, I’m not calling anyone.”
I explained to Halcomb that she was intoxicated and that I just wanted her to get home safely. I also explained to her that she could be arrested for a DUI if she was to get pulled over while driving under the influence. Again, I asked Halcomb if she could call someone to pick her up and again she refused to make a phone call.”
Officer Ziadie then arranged for a taxi to take Halcomb home. She wasn’t happy.
“Again, Halcomb started becoming agitated and began yelling. Patrons began to approach in order to see what was going on because she was drawing attention towards our direction. I told everyone to walk away and they all followed my commands. A male who claimed to know Halcomb approached her and asked if she needed money for a cab. Halcomb then kicked this person. I asked the unknown male if he wanted to press charges and he said no.”
Finally, Halcomb got in the cab. But…
“As I approached the rear driver side door, Halcomb looked at me then forcefully opened the door, striking it against the right side of my hip. I was unable to maneuver out of the way due to how fast she opened the door. Halcomb then said, “Just arrest me, I’m not going in a taxi.” She then exited the vehicle in which I immediately told her she was under arrest. I told Halcomb to turn around and place her hands behind her back, but she refused. She then grabbed my left wrist and said, “you can’t do this.” I was able to break free with ease as her grasp was not as forceful. Again, I told Halcomb she was being placed under arrest. This time she turned around and I was able to place handcuffs on her without incident.”
Halcomb remains in jail on $3,000 bond.