HACKENSACK, NJ — A Hackensack woman reportedly bit a police lieutenant and punched a police captain in the chest Monday morning after the officers tried to get her to follow a newly-implementented drop-off procedure at her child's school.
Around 8:30 a.m., police were assisting with the morning drop-off at Fairmount Elementary School when 30-year-old Parona Brown “refused to cooperate with the procedure and blocked a lane of traffic,” Capt. Darrin DeWitt said in a news release.
When Lt. Tina Cappadonna asked Brown to park her vehicle, the mother still wouldn’t follow directions, DeWitt said.
After Cappadonna ordered her to exit the car and opened the driver’s door, Brown bit the lieutenant, “puncturing the skin on her neck and arm,” the captain said.
Brown also punched Capt. Nicole Foley in the chest before being subdued by officers, DeWitt said.
Cappadonna was taken by ambulance to an area hospital, where she was treated and later released, while Foley refused medical attention.
Brown was arrested and transported to the hospital after she complained of difficulty breathing. She was also treated and released, DeWitt said.
Brown was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer by purposely causing bodily injury, aggravated assault by attempting to cause bodily injury, obstruction of a governmental function and resisting arrest.
She was released on summons.