SOUTHINGTON - A Hartford woman, charged with kicking at police officers and spitting on them during a bizarre incident in a local restaurant in December, is wanted for not showing up to court to answer to charges.
Lexus Artwell, 21, didn’t show up to her scheduled hearing Wednesday in Bristol Superior Court, state prosecutors allege. She is wanted for one count of failure to appear.
Artwell had already been facing charges of assault on a police officer, interfering with an officer, second-degree breach of peace and possession of less than a half ounce of cannabis.
According to the arrest warrant, an employee of Denny’s, located at 621 Queen St., called police on Dec. 13 and said a customer was acting odd. When an officer arrived, the complainant directed him to a woman sitting at the counter who was not wearing any pants.
The Denny’s employee told police the woman had come into the restaurant, ordered food and fell asleep at the counter, the warrant said. Shortly thereafter, a waitress brought out Artwell’s food and tried to wake her up, but she was unable to get her up. Artwell woke up after she fell out of her chair.
Artwell, according to the warrant, then walked over to a table, took off her pants and underwear and urinated in the booth. She then put her underwear back on, left her urine-soaked pants at another table and walked back to the countertop to eat her food, the warrant said. She then was seen putting red sauce on some dollar bills and eating them.
Police and medics arrived a short time later and tried to take Artwell to an area hospital. As she was being placed into an ambulance, police said, she began kicking police and medics. She then allegedly spit on officers.
Artwell was brought to the Hospital of Central Connecticut, in New Britain. She was arrested about a month later.
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