Cops: Struggling Woman Makes Officer Taser Himself

Sunday, Dec 5, 2010  |  Updated 3:30 PM CDT
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Irene Bramwell is being held on $40,000 bail after a struggle with police.

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A 56-year-old woman who threw a chair at officers and resisted arrest so violently, she caused one of them to shoot himself with a Taser, is being held on $40,000 bail, ChicagoBreakingNews reported.

Irene Bramwell was arrested Dec. 3, after police were called to a home in the 5500 block of South Nottingham Avenue. Responding officers found a broken window, a back door ajar, and a frantic Bramwell in the basement of the home.

Police say Bramwell threw a chair at the officers, hitting one of them in the arm. One officer shot her with a Taser, but she continued to fight. As the cop tried to reload his Taser, her flailing caused him to shoot himself in the pinky finger, the paper reported.

She was ultimately arrested and charged with aggravated batter to an officer and criminal trespassing. A judge ordered her held on $40,000 bail.

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