SHREWSBURY — On Saturday, May 14, Patrolman Corey VanBeekom of the Shrewsbury Police Department was dispatched to the Hooters Restaurant on 291 Boston Turnpike to manage an “altercation” between a 53-year-old Missouri woman and the waitress who was serving her table.
According to Officer VanBeekom’s Statement of Facts in Support of Application for Criminal Complaint submitted to Westborough District Court, the Missouri woman, Erin Pulster, was outside the Hooters when he arrived.
“While this Officer was speaking with the waitress who was taking care of Pulster’s table, Pulster, who appeared to be very intoxicated and irate entered the building in an aggressive manner and began to scream at the waitress while pointing her finger in the waitress’s face,” wrote Officer VanBeekhom in his Statement of Facts.
Pulster then yelled at Officer VanBeekhom after he told her to “separate from the waitress and leave the restaurant immediately,” according to the Statement of Facts for the incident.
“Pulster at this time put her pointer finger in this Officer’s face and said ‘you need to shut the f*!k up,’” wrote Officer VanBeekhom. Later adding, “Pulster was escorted out of the building and ultimately placed into custody.”
Pulster was charged with Disorderly Conduct, a charge which carries with it a fine of not more than $150.
Pulster was fined $50 and arraigned on May 16 in Westborough District Court, where she plead not guilty. Judge Timothy Bibaud found Pulster “responsible” for the crime and closed her case following her arraignment because her fine had been paid.