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An Ohio woman who sprayed her own breast milk on police officers won't be facing a prison sentence. Stephanie Robinette, a former school teacher, will instead be forced to pay a $200 fine plus court costs. She was also sentenced to 2 years in probation.
The breast-milk spraying incident came out of a dispute she had with her husband in late June at the Bridgewater Banquet & Conference center, reports WBNS-TV.
Robinette had struck her husband with a closed fist several times. She then locked herself into the couple's car. The police officers who responded to the incident tried to pull her out of the vehicle. At this point, she removed one of her breasts from her top, pumped it and sprayed breast milk on some of the officers, reports WBNS-TV.
Alcohol likely factored into the event. Robinette's attorneys told the court that his client was getting treatment for her alcohol problem, WBNS-TV reports.
Robinette had originally faced charges of domestic violence, assault, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Domestic violence and assault are both first-degree misdemeanors, which at their maximum could have penalized Robinette with 180 days in jail and a fine of $1,000.
Robinette's attorneys worked out a plea agreement where the domestic violence, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct charges were dismissed. She pled guilty to a charge of obstructing official business and assault.
It's likely that the judge who was sentencing Robinette also considered whether or not she had a criminal history, if she expressed remorse, or if anybody was hurt as a result of her actions.
As bizarre as it is - it's not every day that a woman will spray her breast milk on police officers - Stephanie Robinette's actions did not inflict major physical injury on any of the parties involved. Besides, her attorneys said that she was very embarrassed and humiliated by what happened, reports the Huffington Post. And, probably understandably so.