A woman in Texas was arrested last week for trying to warn motorists with a self-made "speed trap" sign. She claims she was wrongfully arrested.
UPI reports that on June 21, Natalie Plummer was riding her bicycle when she noticed a police officer pulling over drivers for speeding. She decided to be a good Samaritan and make a "speed trap" sign made out of a paper bag to warn motorists who were passing through the area.
According to ABC News, police decided to arrest Plummer for what they claim was a misdemeanor offense of standing in the road where a sidewalk was present. She was held in jail for 12 hours.
Plummer claims that the arrest was unfair and that she did not break any laws. She stated:
"He couldn't take me to jail for holding up this sign or he would have. So all he could do was make up something fake about it."
Plummer also alleges that the arresting officer became violent and even damaged some of her personal property. She told Kait8.com:
"Jumped out of the car and started pulling on my back pack and started pulling me around and said ‘give me that, give me that.' And I was like what are you doing?"
Initially, the police threatened to charge her with a felony for obstructing traffic, but it was later reduced to a misdemeanor.
Plummer is meeting with an attorney to discuss legal options.