http://player.ooyala.com/iframe.js#ec=YxOXljMDE6ouzVYeQI-yS-CCxCTQF-54&pbid=bbd65cd3541a43b9a13c9c23190411cbVirginia police say a woman hurled a piece of concrete through the window at a state General Assembly building, hoping she would be sent to jail to escape the cold.
The unidentified woman was arrested and charged with vandalism and simple assault for the Thursday incident, the Associated Press reports. Authorities say she smashed the window during a legislative committee meeting.
No one was injured and the woman got her wish. Officers hauled her off to jail, NBC 12 reports.
In a video of the arrest, obtained by WTVR, the woman smiled as officers handcuffed her.
“I threw the rock in the window so I can have a place to stay,” she said. “Three hots and a cot.”
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State Sen. Mark Obenshain uploaded a photo of the shattered window to his Twitter account that night.
He included the caption: “More like a block of concrete. That involved a high level of determination!”
Capt. Randy Howard, with the Virginia Capitol Police, told the AP that officials learned that the woman punched a Virginia Commonwealth University student on Thursday prior to the brick-throwing incident.
The student was not seriously injured, according to the AP.