Boston Police report arresting a woman they say objected to the presence of officers on Friend Street, where she was enjoying some Sutter Home Sauvignon Blanc with a companion around 6 p.m. on Thursday, so she began swearing at them and when that failed to get them move along, hurled one of her bottles of the wine at a cruiser, hitting one of the cops.
Police detail the arrest of Rebecca Tsakonas, 51:
When officers asked her to empty the bottle, Ms. Tsakonas, again, began directing a steady stream of obscenities at the officers. When officers asked her a second time to empty the bottle, Ms. Tsakonas, instead, chose to throw the bottle of liquor at the department cruiser striking one of the officers. When the officers informed Ms. Tsakonas that, in hitting the officer with the bottle, she could be arrested for assaulting a police officer, Ms. Tsakonas stated, “That’s fine. I have no problem with that.” Prior to transporting Ms. Tsakonas to District A-1 (Downtown) for booking, officers took possession of three clear bottles of Sutter Home Sauvignon Blanc Wine which were later logged into evidence. ...
Back at the station, the disrespectful and disparaging treatment continued. During the booking process, Ms. Tsakonas, stating she had tested positive for COVID-19, began coughing and purposely blowing her breathe in the direction of the officers. Understandably, officers were greatly concerned for their health and well-being due to the suspect’s behavior and the highly contagious nature of the coronavirus, as well as, the ongoing anxiety surrounding the pandemic.
Police say she was charged with assault and battery by means of a dangeroups weapon (wine bottle) and public drinking for the Friend Street incident and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Wine Bottle) and threat of a dangerous substance for the booking incident. Her friend was charged simply with public drinking, police say.