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Hotel manager stabs police officer with electronic cigarette after argument with customer

By Mason White 11:26 AM February 28, 2016
Kathleen Burnett 

By: Wayne Morin
A hotel manager was arrested on a charge of assault on an officer after allegedly stabbing a police officer who responded to a disturbance at the Caribbean Villas Motel, police in Florida said.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office said that they have arrested 42-year-old Kathleen Burnett, after being accused of getting into a fight with police officers following a dispute with a customer.

Burnett was charged with assault on an officer, battery on an officer and resisting arrest with violence. She was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail, and her bail was set at $8,000.

According to the police, officers responded to the Caribbean Villas Motel, which is located at 1528 S. Federal Highway, after receiving a call from Burnett reporting that her husband, Carl Davis, was being threatened by a customer.

As police officers were talking with Davis, Burnett began shouting and yelling racial epithets. She also threatened to attack the customer if police do not take him away.

Burnett then stabbed and officer in head with an electronic cigarette. The officer suffered a laceration and a large bump on his head, and was taken to the JFK Medical Center.

Burnett was also taken to the hospital after suffering wounds in the torso and wrist.