Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:09 PM by Mitch Bryan
Updated: Feb 3, 2013 11:19 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - A Corpus Christi police officer called for backup at the carnival on Ayers, tonight, after a woman refused to leave and then struggled with that officer.
They are the last type of lights you want to see at a carnival, police lights. But that's what folks got Sunday night after police say a woman lost control of herself in front of everyone.
"She just, like, freaked out. She's was, like, no, no, don't take me in. I didn't do anything wrong."
Michael Wilke was just a few feet away when he says an off-duty police officer told the woman to come with him. Police tell us the woman had been asked several times to leave after starting arguments with other people waiting in line for rides. But she refused to leave and when the off-duty officer tried to take her away, she fought him, slapping him in the arm.
"He grabbed her by her arm, like a 3 year old, and she started yanking away. And then I see him take her to the ground and then grab her arms. She's like screaming, no I didn't do anything wrong," Wilke said.
On-duty officers arrived moments later and got the frantic woman in cuffs, but Wilke says she wasn't calming down anytime soon. The woman continued to shout cuss words at another patron as they carried her off
"She was calling her a ***** and all this. And it was weird, she was like, Cynthia, you ***** and all this," said Wilke.
Police tell us the woman is 53 year old Sylvana Winqringer and that she might suffer from some sort of behavioral condition.
"That's what the family said. But I don't know. It still doesn't excuse that type of behavior in a public carnival," said Lt. Patrick Mcmenamy with the CCPD.
That's why officers charged her with Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Trespassing, and Resisting Arrest.
But other patrons wouldn't let one woman's bad behavior ruin their fun. They went back to the rides and games, without missing a beat.
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