A New Jersey woman who was arrested for a string of car burglaries gave an obscene gesture while posing for her mugshot this week.
According to the New York Post, the woman was arrested after she was caught on surveillance video breaking into cars on February 1, and further video showed her doing the same thing on two other days, all in Spotswood, New Jersey. After her arrest, during which police found burglary tools, she was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, and possession of burglary tools, the newspaper said.
And then, once she was arrested, the woman flipped the bird with both hands while her mugshot photo was taken. She is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center pending a court date. Police say a raft of car break-ins in the area had been going on for several months.
While the photo originally went viral after it was posted to the Spotswood Police Department’s Facebook page, the department later took the photo down from the page, while leaving up the description of the alleged crime.
“Due to some of the comments that were made towards the defendant, we have taken down the original post,” the department said on its page