“Police officers deserve to be killed:” Victim of fender bender accused of ripping hair from officer’s scalp

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SHEBOYGAN COUNTY -- A female Sheboygan police officer was attacked on the job -- and the suspect is accused of saying all police officers deserve to be killed.

This all began with a fender bender near the corner of 6th and Superior in Sheboygan.

Veronica Padilla

Veronica Padilla

"She was the one hit. She was the victim of the accident," Alexandra Smathers, Sheboygan County assistant district attorney said.

Prosecutors say the situation would have had a much different outcome for 39-year-old Veronica Padilla if she had simply shown police her driver's license.

"I looked up and I saw the officer and the female fighting," a witness said.

"She is very disruptive. She`s swearing at her neighbors," Smathers said.

Smathers said Padilla's neighbor accidentally backed into Padilla's car in a driveway. There was no damage to Padilla's vehicle, Smathers said, but she allegedly flipped out and the neighbors called police.

Scene where fender bender crash happened allegedly involving Veronica Padilla in Sheboygan

Scene where fender bender crash happened allegedly involving Veronica Padilla in Sheboygan

Investigators say Padilla became upset when officers asked her for identification.

Smathers said that's when Padilla lashed out at the female Sheboygan police officer.

"Her hair was in a bun. Grabs her bun and just rips her hair," Smathers said.

The officer ended up with a bald spot on her scalp and hair all over the back of her uniform. Padilla is accused of punching the officer roughly five times in the face.

Neighbors watched in disbelief.

"A lot of swear words. They were just trying to contain her," a witness said.

As they brought Padilla to the officer's squad, she allegedly shouted: "Police officers deserve to be killed."

"To go and say that -- it`s hugely unnecessary and not OK," a witness said.

Growing memorial outside Dallas Police Department

Growing memorial outside Dallas Police Department

This incident took place on July 8th -- just one day after five police officers were killed in downtown Dallas.

Padilla faces one count of disorderly conduct, one count of battery to firefighters or commission wardens and one count of resisting or obstructing an officer in this case.

"For the battery to law enforcement, that`s a Class H felony. She faces six years in prison," Smathers said.

No one was home when FOX6 News stopped by Padilla`s house on Tuesday afternoon. FOX6 News reached out to Padilla's public defender, but didn't hear back.

Neighbors declined to comment on camera.

Padilla made her initial appearance in court in this case on Monday, July 11th. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for July 20th. Cash bond was set at $2,500.

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