GALLATIN COUNTY, Ky. – A Kentucky woman accused of using a cup of hot coffee to attack a Gallatin County deputy is behind bars after the latest in a series of bizarre crimes.
Erin Coleman, 36, was charged with felony assault, menacing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Employees at the Love's truck stop near the Kentucky Speedway called 911 to report a woman and a man acting strangely inside the McDonald's restaurant.
"There was really no rhyme or reason to it. They weren't asking for money, they were just kind of there and causing a disturbance," Sheriff Josh Neale said.
Deputy Oscar Sanchez and an intern responded to the call and located the couple in the restaurant.
While talking to the couple, police said Coleman reached for the gun Sanchez was wearing. Police said after he told her to stop, Coleman did it again.
"And this time he more aggressively pushed her hand away and said, 'I told you don't do that,' and that's when, out of the blue, she just took her coffee and just put in his face," Neale said.
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