A former Congressional candidate who planned to run for Connecticut governor is facing charges after being “verbally disruptive” at the Stamford Superior Court law library and trying to bite a judicial marshal who asked her to leave, state police said.
Police said the incident began around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, when Lisa Baker-Whitnum, commonly known as Lee Whitnum, began being disruptive at the court law library.
According to police, library staff asked her to “calm down and follow the rules” but Whitnum reportedly paid no mind to the request.
Judicial marshals were called in and asked her to leave, but Whitnum refused. When they tried to escort her out of the library, Whitnum allegedly tried to bite a marshal on the hand, police said.
The marshals detained her and put her in court lockup. State police were called to the scene and arrested Whitnum for breach of peace. She was released on a $500 non-surety bond and is due in court May 20.
Whitnum is a former U.S. Senate and House candidate and announced her plans to run for governor in March.
Whitnum was asked not to return to the library, police said.