A 29-year-old woman is facing a number of charges after she reportedly threw a pretzel machine at a Maverik Center vendor during a Utah Grizzlies hockey game on Friday, then assaulted police officers as they arrested her.
According to a probable cause statement, Brittany Marie Vigil threw the pretzel machine at the employee “in an attempt to hit her” and pushed three other employees. An off-duty, in-uniform West Valley Police officer working security during the hockey game and said Vigil was “yelling” and “rambling about things that did not make sense,” and that “the distinct smell of alcohol radiated from her mouth.”
“When I asked her how much she had to drink she told me, ‘As much as you,’" according to the officer.
He wrote that when he tried to put Vigil in handcuffs, she “physically resisted” and kicked him “several times in the legs.” When officers tried to put her in their patrol car, she kicked and dented the door. As she exited the car at the jail, she “kicked one of the jail staff in the groin” and “had to be restrained with shackles and escorted in a wheel chair to avoid further confrontation.”
Vigil was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of aggravated assault, assault by a prisoner and damaging the jail, third-degree felonies; assault on and interference with a police officer, three counts of assault, and intoxication, all misdemeanors.
The Grizzlies beat the visiting Kansas City Mavericks 4-3 in overtime.