Lesbian Couple Arrested For Public Kissing
A California same-sex couple is making national headlines after they say were harassed, assaulted and arrested for kissing in public.
Courtney Wilson and Taylor Guerrero are filing a lawsuit after the traumatic March incident in Hawaii.
In a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday, the couple allege that Honolulu police officer Bobby Harrison harassed and arrested them because he didn’t like their public displays of affection.
“We were holding hands and I was kissing her cheek,” Guerrero told reporters Wednesday.
That’s when they heard Harrison allegedly yell at them from across the store.
“He was like you girls, you girls can’t do that in here,” Guerrero said.
It was the second day of their Hawaii vacation. The women said they didn’t pay any attention to Harrison, and instead headed to the checkout.
They said Harrison, who was off-duty but in uniform, followed them to the checkout along with a store employee, threatening to have them cited for trespassing because of their behavior.
Wilson said she was confused about what they’d actually done, so she called the police.
She said she was on the phone with dispatch when Harrison grabbed her arm. Guerrero then tried to step in.
“I got punched in the face by him,” Wilson said. “I split my nose open. We were on the ground.”
The women said Foodland employees were then instructed to hold them down until someone found zip ties.
“They took us down to the basement of Foodland where they continued to harass us about our conduct in the store, asking us if it was worth it, if we were happy where we are,” Wilson said.
“We were just shocked that it all happened.”
SMH…this cop was so out of line, an arrest for kissing in 2015???
What do YOU make of this story???