L.A. public defender accused of drunken outburst at SFO 

A Los Angeles public defender is accused of causing a drunken ruckus at San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

Monica Marie Jenkins, 37, was charged Wednesday with five misdemeanor counts related to public drunkenness, resisting arrest and assault on an officer, prosecutors said.

Jenkins was reportedly at the airport waiting to fly to Los Angeles but was allegedly so drunk that she wasn't allowed to board her airplane. She reportedly refused suggestions such as sobering up and catching a later flight, prosecutors said. Instead, she demanded to be taken to jail.

Jenkins is alleged to have begun screaming profanities and threatening to sue police before breaking into song, singing "1, 2, 3, 4, 5 O'Clock rock," prosecutors said. Police then arrested her for being drunk in public.

During her arrest, Jenkins allegedly tried to kick one officer and reportedly did kick another officer, all while continuing an obscenity-laced tirade, prosecutors said.

Once in the car, Jenkins seemed to calm down, prosecutors said, thanking police for saving her. She is also alleged to have said, "where's my purse, it's worth a lot of money," and "I'm not worried anymore, give me some cocaine," before getting angry again and threatening to fight the officers. Once at jail, she reportedly tried to bite a nurse.

Jenkins pleaded not guilty to the charges Wednesday and was released on her own recognizance. She is scheduled to return to court July 14.

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