Ill. woman accused of spitting on firefighter

Laura Cooper, 35, is also accused of throwing a kitchen plate during the incident


Kelsey Watznauer
The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill.

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — A Bloomington woman was released from custody Friday on battery and assault charges.

Laura Cooper, 35, is charged with aggravated battery and misdemeanor battery because police say she spat in a firefighter's face Thursday. She is also charged with two additional misdemeanors of obstructing an officer and assault.

Laura Cooper, 35, is accused of spitting in a firefighter's face and throwing a kitchen plate at someone during an incident on Thursday.
Laura Cooper, 35, is accused of spitting in a firefighter's face and throwing a kitchen plate at someone during an incident on Thursday. (Photo/McLean County Jail)

Court documents indicate the assault charge was filed because she hurled a kitchen plate at a person.

Cooper was released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond. Her arraignment was scheduled for May 21.

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McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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