Brooksville, Florida -- A Hernando County woman is charged with assault and battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, after investigators say she tried to get two pit bulls to attack a deputy.
Hernando deputies were called to a gas station on Cortez Road Tuesday night after getting a report of a woman acting strangely, and possibly intoxicated. An arriving deputy saw the woman, later identified as 25-year-old Jennifer Mary Webber, standing in the gas station parking lot. Webber fled on foot and ran into a nearby wooded area.
The deputy followed, but was confronted by two aggressive pit bulls. Webber was eventually captured near the interstate and taken into protective custody.
According to Real News Real Fast, after Webber was placed in a patrol car, she asked the deputy what would happen to her dogs. The deputy asked that she call the pit bulls over so he could secure them for Animal Services.
As the dogs got closer, Webber allegedly began screaming for help and ordered the dogs to attack the deputy. The dogs obeyed her commands and began barking and growling at the deputy.
Fortunately, the dogs did not attack, and the deputy rolled up the patrol car's window so the animals could not hear their owner.
In addition to the battery charge, Webber is also charged with providing false identification. She's still in jail on $500 bond.