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March 20, 2014

Woman arrested for assaulting police

MANKATO — Felony assault charges have been filed against a woman who is accused of biting one police officer and spitting on another.

Officers were sent to a Cherry Street Parking Ramp stairway at about 2 a.m. Friday after reserve officers monitoring the city’s downtown surveillance system reported seeing a man and woman having sex there. They found Carolanne Serandos, 27, of North Mankato with her dress above her hips and acting extremely intoxicated, a criminal complaint said.

When the officers attempted to take her to a detoxification center, Serandos had to be carried to a squad car because she refused to walk. Once inside the car, she started kicking the doors and windows. At that point officers attempted to restrain her. That’s when she allegedly bit one officer’s leg and spit on the uniform of another officer.

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