A woman detained Thursday for allegedly shoplifting in the Ingleside District told officers she was pregnant and had to go to the hospital, but once there, tried to duck out an exit, police said.
Officers responded to St. Luke’s Hospital at about 7:15 p.m., where the alleged pilferer had been transported after complaining of stomach pain from her pregnancy, Ingleside police said.
But when the officers got there, the woman had disappeared from the waiting room. They found her at an exit door, where she claimed to have been looking for the bathroom, police said.
A background check revealed the woman had an outstanding warrant, though handcuffing her proved a difficult exercise, according to police.
After kicking at the officers and trying to pull away, the woman spit in the face of one of the officers, police said.
Her kicking and screaming continued inside the patrol car and finally inside her cell at the station, according to police.
The woman was booked for battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and her outstanding warrant, police said.