The Desperate Housewives star denies claims that she insulted an officer

By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated December 26, 2005 09:30 AM

An alleged war of words took place in the wee hours of Christmas Eve in Texas, involving Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria, her boyfriend, San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker, and a police officer.

A bicycle officer claims he told the athlete that he was impeding cars at a traffic stop in San Antonio, reports the Associated Press.

When Parker’s car didn’t move, the officer rapped the hood with the palm of his hand, according to a police report on the 12:45 a.m. incident. When Parker questioned the officer about touching his vehicle, police said, the couple “began screaming in a verbally abusive and demeaning manner.”

Longoria called the police report “highly inaccurate,” according to AP.

Police say Parker then began to drive away, nearly hitting a male passerby. After being ordered to stop and get out, the Belgian-born, Paris-bred Parker produced a French driver’s license, police said.

The officer writing the citations (for impending traffic and failing to have a valid Texas license) said Parker complained: “This is all the cops do, just mess with people,” and that Longoria shouted: “He’s just a Mexican bike cop. He only wants your autograph.”

Longoria denied making the comment. Through her publicist, she explained: “It’s a shame that one officer conducted himself in such an inappropriate and disorderly manner. I never made any sort of racial slurs, let alone made any comments about the officer being Mexican, as a Mexican myself.”