An Ohio woman was arrested on Monday for allegedly trying to break into the Butler County, Ohio jail. The woman, 26 year old Tiffany Hurd, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing. Police reported that Ms. Hurd was drunk when the incident occurred.
Ms. Hurd’s mis-adventure began earlier, when a corrections officer reported that he encountered the woman as he was leaving the jail at the end of his shift. He said that Ms. Hurd was lying on the ground near the jail fence. When the officer instructed the woman to move, she refused and said, “I want to be arrested.”
Apparently her first attempt at three meals a day and a cot failed, but Hurd didn’t take no for an answer. Later in the morning, she was seen by deputies trying to climb over the jail’s barbed wire fence. NBC station WLWT in Cincinnati reported that Hurd repeated her demands, once again yelling at deputies, “I want to be arrested.”
The jail staff tried several more times to get Ms.Hurd to leave, but they were finally forced take the young woman at her word and arrest her. She is now awaiting criminal proceedings in a cozy cell at the Butler County Jail.
Even the local Sheriff was shocked by Ms.Hurd’s behavior. “Her actions really caught me by surprise,” said Sheriff Jones. “I know the economy is bad right now, but I didn’t think it was so bad that someone would actually try to break IN to jail.
I’ve seen a lot throughout my career, but this one is truly unique. I will probably never say that I’ve now ‘seen it all,’ but this one sure comes close. You just never really know what some people are thinking and why they do some of the things they do. Wow—I wonder what the next surprise will be.”