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Police say woman smashed mirror, posed as an officer

March 5, 2019

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Police say a woman is accused of smashing a mirror at the sight of her own reflection while dancing at a North Carolina nightclub and then posing as a law enforcement officer.

Wilmington police spokeswoman Jennifer Dandron tells news outlets 28-year-old Christa Anstett was dancing early Sunday at Ibiza Nightclub when she bumped into a mirror and “began punching it when she saw her reflection.” Dandron said the South Carolina woman caused around $1,600 in damage.

When police and New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies arrived, Anstett displayed a badge from Coastal Carolina University’s public safety department. Dandron says officers determined she wasn’t supposed to have that badge. When they seized it, police say she became aggressive.

She’s charged with damaging property, impersonating an officer and resisting an officer.