Lactating woman sprays police with breast milk

An Ohio woman was arrested Monday and charged with disorderly conduct after spraying sheriff's deputies with her own breast milk. Reuters' Cynthia Johnston writes:
Sheriff Walter L. Davis III said that when police approached the car to speak to her, she yelled profanities and refused to get out. "When deputies attempted to remove Robinette from the vehicle she advised the deputies that she was a breastfeeding mother and proceeded to remove her right breast from her dress and began spraying deputies and the vehicle with her breast milk," Davis said.
Added Davis: "This is a prime example of how alcohol can make individuals do things they would not normally do."

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  1. You would think one with such a extensive heritage of policing would be prepared for any situation, no matter how ludicrous.

  2. Quote: “This is a prime example of how alcohol can make individuals do things they would not normally do.”

    I think a better way to say it is that alcohol lowers the mental barriers to allow individuals do things they would not normally do.

    1. It’s Delaware County, OH. I went to college there and still have friends there, including a couple of attorneys. This surprises me not at all.

      1. OWU? I’m sorry. Still paying those loans off?

        Anyway, I agree. This doesn’t surprise me at all for that location. I cracked a smile when I heard this on News of the Weird this morning on the radio.

  3. Personally, I think alcohol makes people act the way they want to – they’re just able to restrain themselves a little better when they’re sober.

    I’ve dealt with too many abusive alcoholics to have much sympathy or patience with bad-acting drunks.

  4. “This is a prime example of how alcohol can make individuals do things they would not normally do.”

    Technically, we don’t have enough information to draw that conclusion. It’s entirely possible that that is the sort of thing this woman would normally have done, alcohol or not.

    1. Except that her husband’s call to the police included his claim that she was drunk.

      I’d like to get some idea from mothers who successfully breast fed how plausible it is that one could express milk forcefully enough to qualify as “spraying”.

      1. It’s totally plausible, especially if it was time to feed the kid. I used to have a problem the first few minutes of feeding, because the kid would pull off because the spray was too forceful.

      2. Except that her husband’s call to the police included his claim that she was drunk.

        Jim was talking about the conclusion that this was something she wouldn’t normally do, not that she was drunk. All sides seem to agree on that- her blood alcohol content was probably so high it was like having a White Russian thrown in the face.

        I’d like to get some idea from mothers who successfully breast fed how plausible it is that one could express milk forcefully enough to qualify as “spraying”.

        Believe me, it’s plausible. Not that I’ve done it myself.

      3. Oh yes. If you’re engorged because you haven’t been nursing for a few hours, you will definitely be spraying when the slightest pressure is applied. It’s a very tiny, fine spray, but it can reach a couple of feet!

        Hey, you asked. ;)

      4. To your first point: Yes, sure, but she may well be a crazy redneck when she’s sober, too.

  5. I believe the term is pump and dump. After drinking, she needed to clear the breast milk for the baby. She was just doing what a nursing mother needs to do after a bender. In this case I think it could be labeled Bray and Spray.

  6. Tip: Never try to breastfeed a policeman while on duty, specially if not requested.

  7. It is stuff like this that makes me feel sympathy for cops.

    I think the press is just milking this story though.

  8. Every lawbook has rules about abusing police officers, but many have additional stipulations about assaulting officers with bodily fluids. This woman is probably in a huge amount of trouble.

  9. Just yesterday a friend of mine told me that when he was five, his best friend’s mother (who also had a 1-year-old) would chastise the two five-year-olds by spraying them with milk. On multiple occasions.

  10. In this day and age, when everyone is toting a video camera of some kind, we don’t have footage of THIS!? That’s what I find most shameful here.

  11. the lawyers will milk this for all it’s worth
    her home address is Mammary Lane
    did the cops pump her for information?
    did the cops go tit for tat?
    the cops are just being babies
    that’s what they get for putting the squeeze on her
    if you’ve seen one you’ve seen them both
    thanks for the, oh never mind

  12. Yeah, if they order a ‘dramatic re-enactment’ in the courtroom, I’m selling tickets outside on the steps.

  13. I can’t believe that not one of you boobs came up with the really obvious joke.

  14. Look, calling policemen ‘boobs’ is a sure way to have ’em at our door and banging our knockers for a little tete-a-tete.

  15. I saw “Robinette” in the article and immediately thought of Boing Boing habituée Mary Robinette Kowal, SF writer and puppeteer extraordinaire.

    Sadly, the drunken lactating lady wasn’t Mary. Looks like she missed out on some great free publicity.

  16. mabe the cop had a cookie in his pocket and she wanted to give em some milk cookies can be quite dry without milk ^o^

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