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Woman Sues Pantego Police Over Burst Breast Implant

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Woman says implant ruptured during arrest

A North Texas woman who says a Pantego police officer caused her breast implants to rupture during an arrest is suing the town.

Rebecca Van Hooser said the officer threw her against her car when he arrested her during a traffic stop on Bowen Road.

The Pantego officer pulled her over on a headlight violation and arrested her after learning she had a warrant for an unpaid speeding ticket.

“She gets out of the car, [the officer] grabs her, throws her against the car, spreads her legs — kicks — spreads her legs and grabs her arms and forcefully pulls them out and yanks them very hard behind her back,” said her attorney, Susan Hutchison.

Hutchison said throwing Van Hooser against the car caused her breast implant to burst.

“She’s screaming in pain, and his response is, ‘This isn’t supposed to be comfortable,’” Hutchison said.

Van Hooser spent the night in jail.

Her attorney said the rupture has led to health problems.

“She’s had a number of surgeries,” Hutchison said. “She had two hematomas as a result, and she’s going to have to have a partial mastectomy, tissue transplant and a new implant.”

 

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  1. mkultra

    November 3rd, 2012

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict that an internal police investigation will find the officer innocent of using excessive force.

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  2. Poonces

    November 3rd, 2012

    Not only will he be found innocent, he’ll probably try to charge her implant with resisting arrest and trying to flee the scene.

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  3. conservative cowgirl

    November 3rd, 2012

    Why doesn’t she just change one letter in her last name and become Rebecca Van Hooter?! Come on! Do it!

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  4. conservative cowgirl

    November 3rd, 2012

    From the article: “The Pantego officer pulled her over on a headlight violation…”. ;)

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  5. Libra

    November 3rd, 2012

    Just another case of tit for tat.

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  6. tucsondon

    November 3rd, 2012

    I trust that you all will keep me abreast of the situation. Frankly, this story is titillating.

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  7. that's just wrong

    November 3rd, 2012

    why’s all the cool stuff happen in texas?

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  8. Unneutral

    November 3rd, 2012

    Rebecca is going to milk it for all it’s worth.

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  9. dba_vagabond_trader

    November 3rd, 2012

    Confucious say, woman with breast implant get arrested, tuff tiddy.

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  10. FreeMan & Sarah Voting Early & Often

    November 3rd, 2012

    This is a bust…

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  11. Carlos The Jackal

    November 3rd, 2012

    Known around the PD as “The busted bust bust.”

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  12. FreeMan & Sarah Voting Early & Often

    November 3rd, 2012

    This site needs a good straight man

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  13. mossberg12gal

    November 3rd, 2012

    hafta say “thanks for the great laughs, y’all”…with so much tension now that we are SO close to winning American back, the comic relief is appreciated!

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  14. mkultra

    November 3rd, 2012

    Another criminal gets popped by the police.

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  15. Dano

    November 3rd, 2012

    Where’s the police video? There’s ALWAYS a police video when they’re guilty! I wonder…

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  16. Chuck U Farley

    November 3rd, 2012

    I propose that any future breast implants should come with an OSHA approved warning label.

    “Warning: Any excessive force, such as squeezing, kneading, prodding, pulling, sucking may cause spontaneous burstage to occur. Proceed with caution”

    After all…think of the children.

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  17. Bad Brad

    November 3rd, 2012

    Chuck U Farley, yea Chuck I’ll bet you cash money they already do.

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  18. Rick

    November 3rd, 2012

    Damn, officer! Why the power trip? She failed to pay a speeding ticket, not kidnap the Lindbergh baby.

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  19. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 4th, 2012

    Now for the REST of the story, including the part where she badmouthed the cop over the headlight ticket . . .

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