We previously thought that we saw a unique breast milk assault case, but we were wrong. The Delaware County sheriff’s office this weekend arrested Stephanie Robinette, 30, at a wedding banquet hall and charged her with attacking deputies with her breast milk. Robinette is an elementary school teacher at Summit Academy, a school that specializes in dealing with children with autism, ADHD and other disorders.
Robinette had been drinking and allegedly hit her husband repeatedly before locking herself in the car. When police arrived, they say that she yelled profanities at them, identified herself as a nursing mother, and began spraying them. However, Sheriff Walter L. Davis III said in the news release that “[m]any factors go into this, including whether deputies were actually hit with the breast milk.” Really? One would think that that element would have to be pretty clear before deputies brought such a charge.
Robinette faces charges of domestic violence, assault, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. I understand the domestic violence and disorderly conduct and even maybe resisting arrest, but obstructing official business and assault are questionable. While all are misdemeanors, it seems a bit excessive for an instance of an obnoxious drunk in a car.