County Prosecutor Accused Of Biting Man’s Leg Outside Lingerie Shop
Updated 09/25/12 – 9:18 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — An off-duty Cook County prosecutor has been placed on administrative duty after allegedly biting a man on the leg during a scuffle outside a lingerie shop in the Lakeview neighborhood over the weekend.
CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports her arrest was apparently caught on video and posted on YouTube.
Tuesday night, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office confirmed 31-year-old Sarah Naughton has been charged with misdemeanor battery and trespassing in the incident. She has been placed on administrative duty, and won’t be allowed to litigate cases while the case is pending.
A YouTube video purportedly showing Naughton’s arrest shows a woman directing several derogatory words toward a female police officer trying to keep the woman still, while she’s in handcuffs.
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Police said, before she was arrested, Naughton and a man went inside the Taboo Tabou lingerie shop at 854 W. Belmont Av. Witnesses told police both appeared to be intoxicated and were causing a disturbance.
Naughton allegedly bit the manager of the cigar shop next door on his leg, breaking his skin.
The woman, who appears to be Naughton, continues her guttural cries for several minutes on the YouTube video. Through sometimes slurred speech, she says she can’t feel her hands, while in handcuffs.
“I cannot feel my hands! I cannot feel my hands,” she says in the video. Then she tells police she has asthma and can’t breathe, and she asks for an inhaler.
Published reports said Naughton allegedly pulled out a badge while inside Taboo Tabou, allegedly telling store employees, “You can’t do this to me. Do you know who I am?”
Naughton has been released on a recognizance bond.