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To arrest do us part: Memphis bride allegedly bit police officer at her wedding

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Aug. 31 2021, Published 9:16 a.m. ET

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Biting a cop at your wedding is probably bad luck.

A Tennessee woman decided to do just and now faces charges for allegedly assaulting a cop who was trying to break up a fight at her nuptials.

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Police responded to a report of a fight involving 20 to 30 people at an event in Memphis, Tennessee, around 10 p.m. Aug. 27, WREG reported.

Officers say they saw eight different fights happening in the parking lot and “spilling back into the wedding venue,” according to court documents obtained by WREG.

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Police stated as officers were detaining people, a woman identified as Miya Pugh began yelling in the parking lot.

Police say she was yelling that her wedding had been ruined because of the fighting, according to WREG.

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Authorities say Pugh was visibly intoxicated and reportedly said she had been drinking because it was her wedding, WREG reported. Pugh was also allegedly lightheaded due to the heat and alcohol consumption, according to WREG.

Court documents claim Pugh “went from docile to combative,” and officers tried to take her into custody, WREG reported.

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Pugh allegedly bit one of the officers on the shoulder and caused “a minor abrasion,” according to WREG.

Pugh has been charged with aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting official detention.


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