Woman arrested after spitting on Houston police chief

HOUSTON – A woman is accused of spitting in the face of Houston ‘ s chief of police, while he arrested her for allegedly stealing items from a drug store.

KPRC-TV reports 40-year-old Danielle Paris remained jailed Monday. She is charged with harassment of a public official — a felony — for allegedly spitting on the police, Art Acevedo.

Prosecutors say Acevedo was off-duty and shopping at a Walgreens on Saturday, when he saw Paris items from the store and harassing customers outside.

The authorities say that Paris was when Acevedo attempted to detain her and she spat several times on him and another officer who responded to the scene.

Court records show Paris was arrested last month for spitting on another officer. The indictment was later reduced to a misdemeanor.

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