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Cops: Woman demands to be jailed, then resists arrest

An officer's job is demanding, but rarely is one of the demands made of them "take me to jail."

Cops: Woman demands to be jailed, then resists arrest

Teiera Rider, 20, in an arrest photo from 2010.
Teiera Rider, 20, in an arrest photo from 2010. Delaware State Police

Here's a be-careful-what-you-wish-for story out of Delco's neighbor, the state of Delaware:

An officer's job is demanding, but rarely is one of the demands "take me to jail."

Around 6 a.m. Saturday at the Super Lodge Motel in New Castle, state troopers who were responding to a complaint were approached by Teiera Rider, 20, who cursed at the officers and demanded to be taken to jail, police said.

When she refused to calm down, troopers said they heeded her wishes and began to place her under arrest, but this did not satisfy Rider. Instead of going quietly, she allegedly kicked and spit at troopers as they did exactly what she'd asked them to do - arrest her.

Even after she was taken to state police barracks, Rider continued spitting and kicking at troopers there, police said.

A Delaware State Police spokesman said the only reason troopers could find that Rider may have wanted to be arrested was because she had a bench warrant out for her that stemmed from a 2010 car crash during which she - wait for it - spit on a Wilmington police officer.

Rider, who is under 21, was also found to have consumed alcohol before Saturday's incident, police said. She was charged with resisting arrest, offensive touching of law enforcement officers, criminal mischief, underage drinking and disorderly conduct.

She was jailed in lieu of $3,600 bail.

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