Thea Digiammerino

Woman Spit on Firefighter, Smeared Feces All Over Cell: Police

A Hamden woman is accused of spitting on a firefighter and smearing feces all over a holding cell at police headquarters Monday.

Police arrested Dorothy Hart, 72, after a domestic dispute Monday afternoon. According to police, Hart and her boyfriend got into a physical fight. 

During the investigation of that incident, officers discovered Hart had three arrest warrants, and took her to police headquarters. While at headquarters, police said, Hart spit on a firefighter who was trying to treat her.

Police said officers put Hart in a cell, where she pooped on the floor and smeared the feces on the floor and window. She also flooded the cellblock area, police said.

Hart was charged with third-degree assault, disorderly conduct, refusal to be fingerprinted, assault on a public safety, emergency medical, public transit or health care professional, criminal mischief, and three counts of failure to appear in court. She was held on a $15,000 bond and is next due to appear in court on Nov. 6.

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