Judge orders woman to write about being a lady

  • Posted: Monday, July 8, 2013 9:24 a.m.

ROANOKE RAPIDS (AP) — A 21-year-old Halifax County woman who pleaded guilty to resisting a public officer and being drunk in public has been ordered by a judge to write an essay about how a lady should behave in public.

Police told The Daily Herald of Roanoke Rapids that Toni King stole beer and appeared to be drunk last February in a Roanoke Rapids convenience store. She also fought the officer who arrested her, shouting profanity and insults.


King pleaded guilty last month to resisting a public officer. Chief District Court Judge Brenda Branch placed her probation and ordered her to write a two-page paper titled “How a Lady Should Behave in Public.” She also cannot drink alcohol during her probation.

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