It is alleged that after being asked to leave an adult lingerie store because she was drunk, Sarah Naughton created a disturbance outside and bit a clerk from a neighbouring store on the leg.
The incident began in a lingerie shop on Chicago's North Side. Naughton, 31, and her companion, Bradley Gould, also 31, entered Taboo Tabou around 7:45 last Saturday evening. The manager and employees noticed the pair stumbling and they were asked to leave. Mark Thomas, who owns the store as well as the Blue Havana cigar lounge next door, is quoted by ABC's Chicago affiliate as saying Naughton could hardly open the door. He said, "My staff asked, 'Have you folks been drinking? Maybe you should come back when you're sober.' At that point they became very irate and angry. They kinda pushed further into the store. The staff kinda gather to kinda move them out."
When Naughton was confronted, she pulled out her badge and asked, Do you know who I am?" After the couple left the store they reportedly banged on the window and gave passers-by the finger.
The manager sought assistance from a worker at Blue Havana. After the 35-year-old cigar store employee went outside, the Chicago Tribune reports Naughton told him "You don't know who you're talking to" before pushing him. After the push, Gould took a swing at the employee. In the ensuing melee, Naughton fell, grabbed the cigar store employee by the leg and bit him, breaking the skin. He was taken to hospital for treatment.
Both Naughton and Gould have been charged with misdemeanor battery and criminal trespass. As reported by the Chicago Sun-Times, both received treatment for undisclosed injuries and were later released on their own recognizance.
After Naughton was arrested, she was handcuffed and told to sit on the curb while police waited for transportation. Someone took a video of her sitting on the curb, crying and screaming, and uploaded it on YouTube.
According to NBC Chicago, Naughton has been employed by the state attorney's office for the past eight years. The office is conducting an internal investigation and she will not be allowed to litigate any cases until her charges are resolved.