Sex Toy Attacker Arrested Again

Bildsten failed to appear in court on Dec. 23

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    Gurnee Police

    A Gurnee woman who had previously been arrested for threatening a police officer with a "rigid female pleasure device" was again arrested after she failed to show up for her court date. 

    Carolee Bildsten, 56, was arrested on a $75,000 bench warrant after she skipped a December 23 appearance before Lake County Judge Brian Hughes, according to TribLocal.

    Back in November Bildsten walked out on her tab at Joe's Crab Shack in Gurnee for a second time, which led the restaurant to call the police on the suspected tab jumper.

    Officers found an allegedly intoxicated Bildsten laying on the grass down the street and approached her to investigate the unpaid tabs. She claimed her money was at home and would retrieve it to pay the bill, prompting officers to provide an escort. What happened at the apartment, well, the actual police report says it best:

    She walked into her bedroom.  She said her money was in her dresser drawer and she opened it and reached inside and removed a “clear, rigid feminine pleasure device” and held it over her head and approached the officer in a threatening manner.  The officer knocked the device out of the way prior to being struck and placed the woman under arrest. She was then escorted out of the residence, placed in the squad car and transported to the Gurnee Police Department.

    Bildsten was taken into custody and charged with one misdemeanor count of aggravated assault and theft.  Additionally, she faces an ordinance violation for pedestrian under the influence.

    Bildsten was released on bond and will appear in court on Dec. 6 at the Lake County courthouse.

    This isn't her first brush with law, according to The Smoking Gun, Bildsten was arrested in September for drunken driving.