Monday, October 5, 2015

Iowa City Arrested for Taking Phone Call During Kevin Hart Show

Comedian Kevin Hart was performing this weekend at Carver Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. A 22-year-old Iowa City woman was in the audience, but got in trouble for receiving a call on her cell phone:
She was asked to leave after staff saw her on the phone during the show, which had a strict no cellphones policy. (She) later admitted to being on the phone, police said, but refused to leave when asked to, telling officers "she did not want to stand in the cold." When (she) refused to leave after multiple commands, UIPD officers forced her hands behind her back, according to a police complaint. Police said (she) kicked the officers after they had to carry her outside, and she was taken to the ground and arrested outside of Carver at 10:19 p.m. Saturday. 
The Gazette reports that the woman "smelled strongly of alcohol." She denied drinking, but police reported that she had slurry speech and bloodshot eyes.

She was charged with public intoxication and trespassing, as well as interference with official acts causing bodily injury and assault on persons in certain occupations. She was released from jail yesterday. She faces 26 months in prison if convicted.

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