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Police: Fired woman refuses to leave work, resists arrest

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Dorthea Dawkins (Spartanburg Co. Detention Center) Dorthea Dawkins (Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)

Spartanburg police said a woman who was fired and trespassed from a local ice cream shop refused to leave on Saturday, assaulting two officers who tried to arrest her.

Police said they were called to the Bruster's Real Ice Cream on Peachshed Road about 3:30 p.m. because a woman who had just been fired refused to leave.

The manager told police that Dorthea Dawkins, 22, was belligerent inside the shop, had torn up her termination letter and would not leave the store. When police tried to talk to her and get her to leave, they said she would not answer their questions or show identification. Police said Dawkins said she would not leave until her father arrived.

Police said they told Dawkins if she would not show identification and comply, she had to leave immediately because she was trespassed. While trying to handcuff her, the two officers struggled with Dawkins, and one of the officers hit their shoulder on a metal table, injuring her, according to the police report.

The officer was taken to the hospital to be checked out and Dawkins was arrested. She was charged with resisting arrest with assault and trespassing.

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