Ohio police say they arrested a woman trying to break into a county jail through a barbed wire fence, while she was drunk, and told officers that she wanted to be taken into custody, so they charged her with criminal trespassing.
Police in southwest Ohio are perplexed about why a woman, Tiffany R. Hurd, tried to sneak into a county jail before telling authorities to arrest her.
“Prisoner arrested trying 2 get back n 2 jail. After release. She got her wish. Not the norm. Got it backwards,” Sheriff Richard K. Jones of the Butler County Sheriff’s Office tweeted.
Deputies with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office arrested the 36-year-old when she was caught trying to climb over a fence into Butler County Jail in Hamilton, near Cincinnati.
The Sunday morning arrest came after jail staff told Hurd to leave the property, but she yelled “I want to be arrested,” CBS affiliate WKRC in Cincinnati reported.
Deputies then repeatedly asked Hurd to leave, but she refused and attempted to climb the fence again. Deputies say she was intoxicated.
Hurd was arrested on misdemeanor charges of criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct. She is now at the county jail.
“Guess he’s getting what she wanted,” Jones tweeted.
Deputies told WKRC this is the first time someone tried to break into the jail by trespassing.
Hurd’s bond has been set at $2,500 and a court date is set for Aug. 9. Her attorney did not immediately return a message Monday.