Inverness woman arrested for stealing neighbor’s Christmas decorations; striking deputies | Crime & Courts

An Inverness female was arrested on allegations she stole Xmas decorations from a neighbor’s house right before she lashed out at the pair of deputies who handcuffed her.

Citrus County Sheriff’s Business deputies jailed 57-yr-old Christina Santina Luca the early morning of May perhaps 5 less than a full bond of $32,500.

Luca faces rates of resisting a legislation enforcement officer with violence, depriving a legislation enforcement officer of their signifies to talk, burglarizing an occupied dwelling, petit theft, and two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer.

According to Luca’s arrest report, deputies responded May 5 to an Inverness home to examine a woman’s accusation Luca stole close to $5 truly worth of Christmas lights, wreaths and decorative candy canes earlier that early morning from her front porch.

She also reminded deputies the sheriff’s business had Luca trespassed from her house on April 25.

Deputies went to Luca’s home in the 2300 block of North Chimney Trail to come across wrecked blue-and-silver streamers matching her neighbor’s decorations lying on her entrance yard. Far more of the woman’s decorations ended up identified on Luca’s outdoors desk.

In accordance to Luca’s arrest report, an investigator with the Florida Section of Little ones and Families (DCF) was also with deputies to question Luca about the deficiency of meals, water and ability in her house.

Luca became aggressive when the DCF investigator questioned her, and she commenced pacing on her porch even though managing a pair of scissors.

Deputies explained to Luca they were likely to detain her for even further questioning, prompting Luca to anchor herself in a chair by sitting down down and clutching the armrests, her arrest report states.

A pair of deputies put their arms beneath Luca’s to carry her up but she remained mounted to the chair, telling 1 deputy she’d have him arrested.

Luca’s arrest report has the names of the two deputies redacted since their identities are secured under Florida’s Marsy’s Regulation.

Ultimately, the deputies brought Luca to her toes but she experimented with to pull absent from them, main the two deputies to provide her facedown to the floor, exactly where they requested her numerous moments to end resisting and set her fingers behind her back again.

Luca, according to her arrest report, instructed the deputies they’d have to eliminate her if they wished to get her into custody. Afterward, Luca kicked one particular the deputies in his thigh right before she experimented with to pull the other deputy’s radio microphone off his chest.

A deputy was capable to handcuff Luca’s ideal hand but Luca ongoing to resist, foremost the deputy to draw his TASER and warn Luca to end. Luca saved resisting, and the deputy employed his TASER to stun her, allowing deputies to handcuff Luca’s still left hand.

Luca bit 1 of the deputy’s arms prior to she was handcuffed, in accordance to her arrest report, and proceeded to kick at the two deputies when they introduced her to a patrol car.

In her Mirandized and recorded statement to deputies, her arrest report states, Luca admitted to likely on to her neighbor’s property and stealing her decorations.