A mother in Texas became an unexpected sideshow at a school play after she was kicked out for allegedly being drunk — and then attacked a cop before flooding her jail cell, police said.
Christy Ann Churchwell, 35, of Friendswood, appeared loud and intoxicated at a play late Thursday at Friendswood Junior High School, prompting others in the crowd to complain that she was being disruptive, KHOU reports.
A responding police officer then asked Churchwell to step outside to talk, but she needed help getting to the back of the auditorium. The officer also immediately smelled alcohol on her breath, police said.
Once outside the auditorium, Churchwell allegedly “balled up her fists” and charged the officer aggressively. She was then placed under arrest for public intoxication. Eight 75-milliliter bottles of vodka were found inside Churchwell’s purse, seven of which were empty, police said.
Churchwell then assaulted an officer, kicking and cursing a cop as she was taken to the city’s jail, police said.
The alleged mayhem continued inside Churchwell’s jail cell, where police say she set off a fire alarm and sprinkler system, causing flooding in her cell and the jail.
Churchwell, who faces charges of assault of a peace officer, filing a false report or alarm and public intoxication, was released from custody Friday after posting $7,500 bond, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Churchwell didn’t drink booze at the school play, one of her family members told KPRC.
“[She] is dealing with personal issues and is going to get help,” the relative said.
Attempts to reach Churchwell early Tuesday were unsuccessful. It was unclear if she had hired an attorney.