A Florida woman who refused to give her correct name to law enforcement officials may have had more success if she hadn’t had her name tattooed in large letters across her back.
Melinda Lynn Guerrero was arrested on the evening of Wednesday, October 14, when she refused to leave a petrol station in the town of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida.
Guerrero refused to reveal her name to arresting officers, according to a police report. The police asked her “multiple times,” but “defendant repeatedly said, ‘My name is My Butt Just Farted.”
But the master criminal had reckoned without a couple of giveaway details.
Firstly, her photo and fingerprints are on record in connection with a series of arrests for minor offences over the past few years, mostly related to trespass and open container violations.
Secondly, Guerrero, 33, has the name “Guerrero” tattooed in large letters across her back.
Nevertheless, her reluctance to reveal her identity to legally appointed representatives of Florida’s law enforcement added a second offence to the trespassing charge – providing a false name to law enforcement. Both offences are misdemeanours.
The arresting officers noted that Guerrero may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of her arrest.
The morning after her arrest, Guerrero was released from the county jail on her own recognisance.
Florida is notorious for its wealth of tipsy or otherwise intoxicated residents.
Earlier this month another Florida woman, woman, later identified as Wildwood resident Constance Ann Polk, told a sheriff’s deputy that she was in possession of cannabis and asked him if he would like to join her in smoking it, according to a police report.
The deputy asked Ms Polk if she had a card entitling her to buy medical marijuana. She replied that she did not have a medical marijuana card, but was very interested in obtaining one.
Ms Polk was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. She was booked at the Sumter County Detention Centre on $200 bond.