Hackensack, NJ- A New Jersey mom attacked two police officers — and bit one of them three times — in front of her child’s school after she refused to comply with new student drop-off procedures, authorities said.
Parona Brown, 40, of Hackensack was arrested and hit with charges including aggravated assault on a police officer by purposely causing bodily injury for the Monday morning incident.
Cops say that Hackensack police officers were outside the Fairmount Elementary School that morning assisting school personnel with the new drop-off protocol. Brown refused to cooperate with the procedure and blocked a lane of traffic with her car, police said.
Police Lt. Tina Cappadonna then ordered Brown out of her car after a license plate check of her vehicle revealed that the registration was expired.
Brown ignored Cappadonna’s commands and did not move her car out of the street, authorities said.
Cappadonna again ordered Brown out of the car and opened the driver’s door — and that, police say, is when Brown assaulted Cappadonna, biting her three times and puncturing the skin on her neck and arm.
Police say Brown also punched Capt. Nicole Foley in the chest before being subdued by officers. Cappadonna was treated at an area hospital, while Foley refused medical attention.
Brown was taken to an area hospital after complaining of difficulty breathing. She was treated and released.
Brown also was charged with aggravated assault by attempting to cause bodily injury, obstruction of a governmental function and resisting arrest. She was released on a summons.