'Severely intoxicated' woman throws violent tantrum after losing money to pinball game

Kristine Solomon
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Kilee Nicole Cunningham allegedly became violent with police and medical personnel before being arrested for assault. (Photo: Courtesy of the New York Post)

A woman is accused of being drunk and becoming belligerent at a bowling alley after she punched a pinball machine when she lost money to it. She then allegedly assaulted police officers as they tried to arrest her and bit an emergency medical technician who was assisting police.

Kilee Nicole Cunningham, a 26-year-old from Monroe County, Pa., was told to leave Blue Valley Lanes after she allegedly punched the glass of a pinball machine, according to Lehigh Valley Live. Bowling alley workers reimbursed the money she lost to the pinball game and then asked her to leave, but Cunningham reportedly asked for more alcohol instead. When she was cut off, she allegedly threw a cup of water in an employee’s face before storming out.

Officers from the Slate Belt Regional Police Department caught up to Cunningham, who was walking with a friend, and asked her to produce identification. Police say the woman refused and “yelled profanities” at them while slurring and losing her balance. Officers determined she was “manifestly under the influence of alcohol to the point [police] felt she was a danger to herself or others,” and attempted to put her in handcuffs. That’s when things became even more violent.

The woman — who was later identified by her medical marijuana card — resisted arrest while becoming “irate and argumentative,” court papers indicate. Officers struggled to get her into their police vehicle. Cunningham also reportedly kept unbuckling her seat belt and attempting to flee.

When officers tried to restrain the woman’s legs, she allegedly kicked one of them in the chest before head-butting him. Cursing and spitting, Cunningham then allegedly kicked a second officer who was trying to escort her into police headquarters. Police decided to call on EMS and have the suspect taken to the hospital due to the fact that she was “severely intoxicated,” but medical personnel reportedly struggled with her as well.

According to police, the woman continued to spit so much at EMTs who were transferring her to an ambulance that a spit hood was put in place. But when they got her inside the vehicle, she bit one of the medical technicians on the forearm so hard she left marks, police said.

Cunningham allegedly continued to brawl with police officers and EMTs as a second ambulance was called. Finally, the workers resorted to chemically sedating her so they could put an end to the ordeal and transport the suspect safely to the hospital.

On Monday morning, Cunningham was arraigned before District Judge Antonia Grifo on three counts of aggravated assault, three counts of simple assault, one count of resisting arrest and three related offenses, according to Lehigh Valley Live. She is being held at Northampton County Prison, and her bail has been set at $30,000.

The woman’s preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for March 1 at 9 a.m., but it is unknown whether she has hired an attorney. Yahoo Lifestyle has reached out to the Slate Belt Regional Police Department for updates on the case.

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