Florida stripper tries to eat shirt during dui arrest
Florida stripper tries to eat shirt during dui arrest.
KEY WEST, FLORIDA — A Florida stripper put “a large portion of her shirt into her mouth and began chewing” during her arrest on drunken driving charges, police said.
ZyZe McCausland, 32, nearly smashed her Mazda SUV into another car around 2 a.m. Sunday morning then yelled “oh f–k” and sped away when a police officer yelled at her to pull over, according to an arrest report from the Key West Police Department.
The officer jumped into a police cruiser and followed her with its lights and sirens blaring as she drove through stop signs and careened into an Eliza St. school parking lot, the report said. Yet the parking lot has only a one-way driveway and a police station sits next door.
Police said she got out of her car, tried in vain to wake up her passed-out passenger and attempted to run away. The officer cuffed her despite her efforts to keep him from placing the handcuffs on her, according to the report.
Another officer called to the scene could see a fresh stamp on her right forearm from Rick’s Bar on Duval St. She told the officer “you’ll be sorry” and demanded they call security staff at the bar “because they would tell me not to arrest her,” the arresting documents said.
“I noticed McCausland had the overpowering odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her breath” and her eyes looked “extremely red, glassy and bloodshot,” the second officer wrote in the report. The officer noted she had “extremely rapid but slurred speech” and “when she walked anywhere she needed to be physically guided to prevent her from falling.”
Police said they put McCausland into a patrol car against her will, but she later agreed to a breathalyzer test at the Monroe County Detention Center. She would not submit a breath sample when cops offered her the breath test device’s mouthpiece, though.
“McCausland begged for another chance to submit to the breath test and since she was acting somewhat rational I removed the handcuffs,” the arresting officer wrote. “I told McCausland not to place anything in her mouth and she then stuffed a large portion of her shirt into her mouth and began chewing at the fabric.”
McCausland was booked on misdemeanor DUI and resisting an officer charges, along with a felony count of fleeing and eluding at high speed, according to Monroe County inmate records. Her entry on the county’s mugshot website calls her occupation “stripper” and lists her as 26 years old.
Efforts to reach McCausland on Thursday afternoon were not immediately successful. The police report lists another Duval St. business named the Scrub Club as her employer, but a person who answered the phone there Thursday said it now goes by the name “VIP Gentleman’s Club.”
“To be honest, I don’t even think she works here anymore,” said the person, who declined to be identified.