Drunk Chicago woman cop dressed as Pennywise on Halloween attacks fellow officer, tries to break into bar thrice
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: An off-duty Chicago police officer dressed up as Pennywise from Stephen King's horror classic 'It' on Halloween night, got drunk and attacked another on-duty officer after repeatedly getting kicked out of a bar.
Karina Salgado, 30, was told by a doorman at Charlie's, a western-themed bar and dance club on North Broadway, at around 1 am on Friday, November 1, that she was not welcome in the establishment anymore. The bar was hosting an 'Into The Woods'-themed drag show and costume contest that night.
According to the police report, obtained by CWB Chicago, the accused officer, who has been serving on the force for two years, made another attempt to enter the bar after being kicked out but was unsuccessful. In the report, Salgado was described as being intoxicated.
Soon after, some of her on-duty colleagues arrived at the scene and told Salgado, who was still in the area, that she was prohibited from entering the Boystown bar. Even after being formally notified of the ban, Salgado refused to heed orders and made a third and final attempt to enter the establishment.
When one of the officers blocked her path, physically stopping her from entering the bar, she allegedly struck her colleague across the face. She was then arrested on misdemeanor counts of resisting police, battery and criminal trespassing.
The mugshot taken at the time of her arrest showed Salgado wearing red-and-white clown makeup inspired by the blood-thirsty horror villain, Pennywise. A commentator on Second City Cop, a blog that focuses on Chicago policing, branded Salgado as “Booze-O The Clown."
According to a CPD spokesperson, an internal investigation is being launched into the matter and till the outcome of the probe is reached, Salgado will be taking police reports over the phone at a desk job.
The Chicago Police Department expressly prohibits officers from being intoxicated, regardless of whether they are on or off duty.