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Police: Woman Calls Officers 'Pigs', Kicks Patrol Car During Arrest

The suspect's daughter was in the car during the incident, according to police.

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A Duluth woman was jailed recently after an incident in a store parking lot in which she cursed police officers and began kicking a patrol car during the arrest process, according to police.

"You ------- ------- pigs," the suspect told Gwinnett Police, with her daughter in the car, according to the report.

Susana Zarate of a Selman Drive address in Duluth was booked into the Gwinnett Detention Center on Dec. 8, according to jail records. Charges include battery, DUI, obstructing an officer, cruelty to children third degree, and fleeing or attempting to elude officers.

The incident began when officers responded to the Kroger parking lot on Steve Reynolds Boulevard about 7:40 p.m., due to a report of two females fighting in the parking lot.

One of the women got into her car and attempted to flee the scene, according to the incident report. When police headed the car off, the woman emerged from her car and started to walk over to an officer, yelling, "Are you ------- kidding me" several times.

Police eventually handcuffed her and placed her inside a patrol car, but she managed to lunge out. Eventually officers placed leg shackles on her after she repeatedly kicked at a window of the police vehicle, according to police.

The woman with whom the suspect had been fighting was a friend who had accompanied the suspect and her daughter to dinner, police said. An argument developed at dinner when the friend told the suspect not to drive because the suspect had consumed alcoholic beverages at dinner.

Zarate's father eventually was summoned, and took custody of Zarate's daughter, and took possession of the suspect's car.

This information was obtained from Gwinnett Police and the Gwinnett Sheriff's Department. It does not indicate a conviction. Questions should be directed to duluth@patch.com.


Anna Huthmaker December 12, 2013 at 07:21 AM
And THIS is why the Duluth community gets together to raise money for the Duluth Police Awards Banquet!! It is just a small way of telling the officers that we appreciate them dealing with idiotic behavior like this. Anytime someone calls an officer a bad name or treats them poorly, they can remember that the vast majority of Duluth residents appreciate and value them!!!!
Sean December 13, 2013 at 02:20 PM
The woman was arrested by Gwinnett County Police not Duluth.

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