• Police: Woman escapes handcuffs, steals weed from cops, eats it


    COCOA, Fla. - A woman arrested in Cocoa escaped handcuffs and ate marijuana that police had confiscated from her car, police said.

    Tavish Smith was originally pulled over in Cocoa on June 13 on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to WPLG – Miami. She had crashed her truck twice and driven the wrong way down US 1, police said.

    Smith's car was searched and troopers said they found a baggie of marijuana, which was placed in the patrol car's center console.

    Surveillance video in the back of the police car appeared to catch her escaping handcuffs and eating confiscated pot. When asked by an officer if she was still in her handcuffs, Smith, who works for a Brevard County, Florida, judge, giggled and confessed to breaking free. 

    "Bags of weed just don't go missing inside a police car," the officer said. 

    Police said that Smith denied eating the pot, but she left crumbs throughout the car, and pot was on her hands and face, according to WPLG.

    Smith, originally charged with misdemeanors for hit-and-run, DUI and drug possession, was hit with a felony for destroying the evidence. Gawker reported that she was released on bail and is awaiting trial.

    The Palm Beach Post and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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