Two women have been accused of kicking Nassau County police officers in the groin in separate incidents about five hours apart over the weekend, police said.
In the first case, officers were arresting a 17-year-old Brooklyn woman for shoplifting at the Best Buy in Valley Stream when she resisted arrest by flailing her arms and legs at 7:08 p.m. Friday, police said.
After she was handcuffed, the suspect, Monika Wnorowska “kicked one of the arresting officers in the groin area, causing substantial pain and also kicked him in his right hand spraining his thumb,” police said in a statement.
Then at 12:29 a.m. Saturday, an officer was arresting 54-year-old Jeanette Salit of Lynbrook for drunken driving on the Long Island Expressway in Plainview when “she ignored his verbal commands and began to flail her arms and kick her legs at the officer’s body and specifically his groin area,” police said in a separate statement.
Both women were charged with resisting arrest.
Wnorowska was also charged with assault and petit larceny. Salit is facing additional charges of attempted assault, driving while intoxicated and traffic violations.
They were both arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.
Bail for Wnorowska was set at $2,500 and bail for Salit was set at $1,000.
The officer in the first case was treated at a local hospital.