Woman accused of slapping deputy so she’d go to jail and quit smoking

Mike Krumboltz
Woman accused of slapping deputy so she’d go to jail and quit smoking

File this one under "B" for "Bad Ideas."

A woman allegedly slapped a Sacramento County deputy in order to get arrested. Why? So she would go to jail and be forced to give up smoking cigarettes.

CBS-Sacramento reports that Deputy Matt Campoy was leaving his shift when he felt a slap across his face.

"It was totally unprovoked," said Campoy. "She stepped into me and slapped me in the face."

Etta Lopez, 31, was arrested immediately, according to CBS-Sacramento. The station reports that Lopez sat in front of the jail for hours before allegedly slapping Campoy.

“She told us that she needed to quit smoking,” Campoy told CBS-Sacramento. "She explained it with great detail as to why.”

Lopez is being held in Sacramento County Jail on assault charges. And, yes, the jail is smoke-free, according to CBS-Sacramento.