A Western Australian woman has been charged with assault for allegedly squirting breast milk at a police officer.
Acting Sergeant Mick Slaughter, from the West Australian police media unit, said the 26-year-old woman was arrested on a warrant on Tuesday and taken to Rockingham police station, about an hour south of Perth.
“It was at the Rockingham police station that an incident occurred where she was charged with assaulting a public officer,” Slaughter said.
Slaughter would not say what prompted the alleged assault or whether the woman, who is from the southern Perth suburb of Calista, had a child with her.
It is not uncommon for a person to be charged with assaulting a police officer by spitting on them, but Slaughter said it was the first time he had heard of a case involving breast milk.
The charge is too minor to be caught in Western Australia’s mandatory minimum sentence scheme, which only applies to serious assaults on public officers and assaults which cause grievous bodily harm.
The woman could face a maximum penalty of 18 months in jail or an $18,000 fine if convicted.
She appeared before Fremantle magistrates court on Tuesday.
Source: The Guardian