Brighton woman launches tirade at officer

Posted at 6:34 PM, Apr 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-07 18:34:22-04

"I don't have no fricking middle name! I'm not from fricking America," says an angry Vera Pecaj when she was arrested by a Green Oak Township police officer and she finally decided to tell him her name.

Pecaj's tirade, that was filled with obscenities, was caught on a police in-car camera, and the township released the video to 7 Action News Thursday.

The incident took place the afternoon of January 2, 2016.

It all began when a police officer spotted Pecaj running on the street instead of using the nearby sidewalk.

"The law requires her to use the sidewalk where one is provided," the officer wrote in his police report.

Police say Pecaj refused to stop for the officer even after he held up his hand, signaling her to stop.

"I'm not stopping for you," Pecaj reportedly told the officer.

"She began yelling at me saying that she did not need to stop because she did not do anything wrong," wrote the officer. "Pecaj turned away to begin jogging, and I grabbed her by the arm. She turned and shouted, 'Don't (expletive) touch me!' I advised Pecaj that she was under arrest and to put her hands behind her back."

The officer says Pecaj began swearing and screaming for help as he attempted to place her hands behind her back.

Pecaj is accused of continuously trying to resist the officer's attempt to arrest her.

At one point, the officer says she dropped to her knees and continued to resist.

"As we stood up, Pecaj continued swearing and then spat in the direction of my legs, hitting my pants," the officer wrote. "She then told me that she should have spit in my face."

Pecaj was charged with felony resisting and obstructing, but it's been reported that she later pleaded to a misdemeanor in the case.