VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A 36-year-old woman has been charged after the Vancouver Police Department says she assaulted the officer arresting her with bear spray.
It happened on Sept. 13 when the officer spotted the woman, wanted on a province-wide warrant, on Granville Street at around 6:30 p.m.
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The officer tried to arrest her but she fought back. She continued to resist, pulled out a can of bear spray and sprayed the officer in the eyes, the VPD says.
Janine Renata Firth of Vancouver has been charged with using a weapon in assaulting a peace officer, resisting arrest, and possession of a weapon.
The officer was taken to the hospital and released soon after.