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Drunk Woman Tries to Break Into Jail, Demands to be Arrested

By Deanne Katz, Esq. on July 31, 2012 9:03 AM

Tiffany Hurd was caught during a break in but ended up where she was trying to go - jail.

Hurd was seen climbing a barbed wire fence outside Butler County Jail in Ohio and deputies asked her to leave. She refused and told staff that she wanted to be arrested.

At first the police were reluctant to give in to her demands.

But Hurd made it difficult, shouting and ignoring deputies requests that she leave. After multiple attempts to remove her, deputies did eventually arrest Hurd on Sunday.

She was asking for it but Hurd was eventually arrested because she broke the law, not because of her insistent requests.

Turns out, Hurd's problem was that she was allegedly drunk at the time.

Hurd did get back in jail but it might not have been the way she wanted to go about it. She was charged with disorderly conduct, likely due to intoxication, and with criminal trespass. Both charges are misdemeanors.

To commit trespass, a person must knowingly be on another's property without permission. Any potential defense that Hurd didn't know she was trespassing was likely undone when she was asked several times to leave the premises.

Surprisingly, Hurd is not the first person this month to be charged with trespassing in jail. A North Carolina man was also arrested for refusing to leave his cell until he was given a ride to a motel, reports NBC.

Generally criminals break out of jail, not into it, but they probably aren't as successful as Tiffany Hurd. After all, she got what she wanted. Hurd is currently being held at the same Butler County Jail she tried to break into.

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