Police: Lexington officer injured while trying to arrest woman over counterfeit bill at Wendy's

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Posted at 1:48 PM, Apr 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-06 15:17:07-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington police officer is injured after she tried to arrest a woman who tried to pass a counterfeit bill at a local Wendy's.

Police were called to the Wendy's on Thunderstick Drive on Wednesday. When an officer got there, she confirmed the bill was counterfeit and located the suspect.

The officer noticed the suspect had a gun on her and took control of it. The officer then tried to place the suspect under arrest, but police say the woman was combative, temporarily got control of the officer's taser and unsuccessfully attempted to use it, and physically assaulted the officer before running away.

The suspect was later apprehended near the McDonald's on Elkhorn Drive. Both the officer and suspect were evaluated at the hospital for what are believed to be minor injuries.