Accused Woman to Cops: 'I'm Glad Us Gypsies Steal Money from Your Old People'
Woman charged with felony aggravated battery after she spits at cop; police forced to get out spit hood, reports say.
A woman picked up on an outstanding warrant from Advocate Christ Medical Center was charged with aggravated battery against an Oak Lawn police officer on June 17.
Tiffany Nicole Miller, 20, of the 7000 block of West 87th St. was held at the hospital for police when it was discovered that there was a warrant out for her arrest, reports said.
A police officer went to pick her up after she was discharged at 1:35 a.m. After she was put into the back of the partol car, Miller began yelling and swearing at the officer, police said.
According to reports, Miller said: “f--- you, mother------. I’m glad us gypsies steal money from your old people.”
When the officer told Miller to be quiet, police said she spit at the back of his head. The officer applied his brakes in an attempt to disrupt her spitting. He advised dispatch to have additional officers ready because Miller was spitting, reports said.
During the radio transmission, police said Miller spat twice more, striking the officer on the back of his head.
Miller allegedly laughed and said, “Gotcha, mother------,” reports said.
Other officers were standing by with the spit hood when the officer pulled up to the Oak Lawn police station.
Upon seeing the spit hood, police said that Miller made an unsolicited statement, “I’m sorry, I won’t spit anymore.”
After she was read her rights, Miller told police she didn’t know why she spit at the the officer, but that she was sorry, reports said.
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office approved felony charges for aggravated batter to a police officer. Miller was still being held for a bond hearing at 26th and California at the time of the report.