Charleston police had strong words for a pair of reportedly drunk sisters who were arrested Saturday in a bizarre series of events that intensified after the women called the officers "pigs" and wished them dead.
An incident report written after the arrest at King and Morris streets described both women as "disgusting" and uncivilized.
Police charged Sydney Caroline Reyes, 27, of Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, with two counts of assault on a police officer, damage to real property and disorderly conduct in connection with the incident. The second woman, Zoe Michael Reyes, 22, of North Spring Street in Greensboro, N.C., is charged with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.
Charleston police had a run-in with the women around 2 a.m. after they ordered a large group on the sidewalk to leave a crowded intersection.
According to police, Zoe Reyes yelled "the coppers are here and they are going to harass us." Her outburst was soon followed by Sydney Reyes asking "why cause I"m (expletive) drunk you pigs," the report said.
The women drew the attention of a group of people who formed to "listen to the drunken rants that the offenders would yell," the report said.
Officers arrested the sisters and escorted them to a cruiser parked on King Street. They began to flail and hurl profanities at the officers after they were placed in the backseat, police said.
Sydney Reyes, according to the report, repeatedly slammed her head against the cruiser's security partition, damaging the car and injuring her nose.
The officers then removed the women from the car so that they would not cause further damage, the report said.
One of the women kicked an officer while they stood next to the cruiser and attempted to head-butt and spit on him, police said. The other flailed uncontrollably while authorities struggled to calm her down.
Officers had to place a second pair of cuffs around one of the woman's legs in order to subdue her.
During the exchange, one of the women exclaimed "I hope you die and go to hell along with your other fellow dead police officers," the report said.
"To summarize the entire event, the behavior of both offenders was in plain sense unreal," an officer wrote in the report. "The behavior, profanity, and sense of entitlement exhibited from the offenders was appalling and disgusting. The offenders were a clear definition of how civilized individuals do not act."
Phone numbers for the sisters could not be found Monday.
Both women were released from the Cannon Detention Center Sunday on their own personal recognizance, said a jail official.
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