A night on the town may land this young woman behind bars… or facing a bar tab of $10,000…
ATLANTA, Ga. – Off-duty police officers often take up side jobs when they’re not at work, which was exactly the case for a Cobb County officer back in April, standing in as security outside of a bar in Atlanta.
But apparently he didn’t look “real” enough to a young woman leaving the bar… so she decided to take matters into her own hands.
Now, Lauren Nicole Webb is facing serious charges after she allegedly attempted to take the officer’s gun from his duty belt.
According to a report from AJC, 24-year-old Webb, who was described as “clearly inebriated,” was leaving the city bar when she noticed the off-duty officer stationed out front providing security for the establishment. Right off the bat she accused the officer of not being a real cop.
She began talking with him and inspecting his uniform, according to a police affidavit.
As “she continued to express her distaste,” Webb continued to tell the officer that he wasn’t a real cop. She began to grow more agitated.
Multiple witnesses that were nearby Webb reportedly kept telling her that he was a real officer and that he had been hired to keep watch over the bar. One of the customers even pointed out the officer’s badge and department patch sewn into his uniform.
Apparently Webb didn’t like the officer’s duty belt, which reportedly had his knife and handgun. She continued to “lecture” the officer.
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For some reason, something then possessed the woman to grab for the officer’s gun.
“She then reached and grabbed for my firearm, to which I quickly grabbed her hand, removed it from my duty belt and weapon, placed her hand behind her back and escorted her approximately two steps down the stairs,” the officer wrote in his report.
After leading the young woman down away from the bar, he says that he told her to find herself a way home instead of placing her under arrest.
But when he returned to his post minutes later, he found her again yelling at witnesses and crying. The officer was left with no choice but to place Webb under arrest and charge her with the felony offense.
She was taken into police custody and booked into the Cobb County Jail. She posted bond and was released.
The woman allegedly told the officer working security that he wasn't a real cop and tried to grab his gun from his duty belt. https://t.co/WLImYRsWUr
— Cobb County News (@CobbNewsNow) October 22, 2019
According to Georgia law, removal of weapon from public official is a felony, punishable by up to up to five years behind bars and a fine of up to $10,000.
That’s a pretty hefty bar tab.