Palm Beach Post: For a woman with an unusual name, this was the wrong time of year to get it in the police blotter.
Merry Christmas, 44 -- who was born on Dec. 28 -- was charged Sunday evening with obstructing officers' investigation into a disturbance in the 1600 block of Northeast First Court, according to a Boynton Beach police report.
The report said police were called around 6 p.m. and found a large crowd in front.
Merry Christmas came out and began shouting at another woman police were interviewing, so loudly the second woman began screaming. The officer told Christmas to back off but she didn't, the report said. As the female officer attempted to take her into custody, she pulled away, and the officer had to bend her arm to take her down, the report said.
Christmas was charged with resisting arrest without violence, a misdemeanor, and was given a notice to appear in court and let go, the report said.
A second person had a tougher time of it.
Dexter Johnson, 36, shoved the officer trying to take Merry Christmas into custody, After a brief struggle, he was arrested and was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail, charged with battery on a law enforcement officer.
This morning, Judge Ted S. Booras ordered Johnson held in lieu of $3,010 bail. Prosecutors said Johnson had six felony arrests and had spend time in the state prison system.
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