Moab City Police arrested a woman Wednesday evening, Sept. 25, after witnesses said she walked into a restaurant near Main and Center streets fully naked and invited the people in the restaurant to a nearby party. The woman was accompanied by her dog, which allegedly bit an officer as they attempted to arrest the woman.
Police encountered the suspect walking along Center Street, not wearing any clothing, around 8:30 p.m. Police pulled her to a nearby lawn, next to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, and wrapped a blanket around her. Police said she began to argue with them and make a scene, attempting to draw attention, and she screamed about “someone getting a video,” according to a police report.
Police said that as they put the woman in a patrol vehicle, her dog bit one of the officers on the arm, leaving marks but not drawing blood. Officers said the woman yelled “You get ’em, you get ’em,” as the dog bit the officer. The officer later told a police sergeant that he did not want to file a worker’s compensation claim from the incident.
Police attempted to capture the dog to bring it to a shelter, but it ran away. Animal control was alerted of the loose dog.
The woman faces charges of indecent exposure, littering (for allegedly leaving her clothing in the road on Main Street), disorderly conduct, interfering with a public servant, and aggravated assault by a prisoner. The final charge is a second-degree felony in Utah.