Most people with an outstanding warrant are smart enough to steer clear of situations that might involve coming into contact with law enforcement.
In what may qualify as one of America’s stupidest criminals, community activist, Kathy Wray Coleman was picked up Monday in front of the Republican National Convention not because she was inciting a riot or creating chaos but because of an outstanding felony warrant on community organizer.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Wray, the first person arrested in front of the Convention yesterday is wanted for almost
striking running down law enforcement officers last year with her vehicle.
An anti-Donald Trump protester became the first to be arrested in Cleveland on Monday – but not over a security breach.
Kathy Wray Coleman instead was picked up on an outstanding felony warrant, an officer told Daily Mail Online.
The arrest emphasized the scale of law enforcement activity in the city, where more than 5,000 officers have been deployed to keep order.
Public records suggest that the felony Coleman was wanted on involved almost hitting police officers with her car while allegedly fleeing from them.
Coleman, a self-described community activist was reported to have been wanted on a felony warrant since May 2015 over an incident in a suburb of Cleveland.
She is wanted over an accusation that she almost struck officers in her car fleeing from a house where they had been called to deal with an open door.
Newsnet5 Cleveland reported that she was alleged to have been at home in University Heights, a suburb of Cleveland when police were called.
Police allege that she ran to her Chevy Monte Carlo which was in the driveway, and as she drove from the scene almost struck the cops.
She said that she was in fear of her life, had been ‘harassed at gunpoint by five white University Heights policemen’ and had had a racial slur used against her….
Apparently, the scientist didn’t help by bringing attention to herself.