UPDATED 11/11/10 12:42 p.m.

GURNEE, Ill. (STMW) – A northwest suburban woman was charged Wednesday after she allegedly threatening an officer with what police called a “rigid female pleasure device.”

Carolee Bildsten, 56, of Gurnee, was charged with one misdemeanor count of aggravated assault and theft of labor, Gurnee police Cmdr. Jay Patrick said.

Bildsten allegedly walked out on a tab at Joe’s Crab Shack in Gurnee on Tuesday.

An officer was told by a restaurant employee that Bildsten came into the restaurant and ordered a dinner and wine, then went outside and sat on a bench. Police were called because Bildsten had apparently skipped out on a restaurant bill two weeks prior, a police release said.

Bildsten was found near Six Flags Great America lying in the grass on the South Side of Grand Avenue, the release said. An officer spoke to her and she told him she was OK. She appeared to be intoxicated and the officer told her she had to pay her bill.

When she said she had money at her apartment and could pay the bill, an officer escorted her to her nearby residence, the release said. Once there she walked into her bedroom, opened a dresser drawer and reached inside and removed a “clear, rigid feminine pleasure device” and held it over her head, approaching the officer in a “threatening manner,” the release said.

The officer knocked the device out of the way before he could be hit and placed Bildsten under arrest, the release said.

Bildsten was released on a personal recognizance bond and issued a court date of Dec. 6 at the Lake County courthouse, Patrick said. She was also charged with pedestrian under the influence for walking on public roadways while intoxicated.

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