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Waffle House assault: Woman arrested after throwing food at restaurant staff, kicking deputies

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Posted at 3:58 PM, Nov 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-16 17:58:59-05

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. – A woman was arrested after reportedly assaulting a Waffle House employee and kicking Larimer County deputies Tuesday in Fort Collins, deputies said.

After dispatchers were told early Tuesday morning that a woman was throwing food at restaurant staff and patrons, and also assaulted an employee and refused to leave, deputies went to the Waffle House restaurant in the area of East Mulberry Street and Riverside Avenue to check it out.

Deputies found the woman, who was identified as Naomi Braginsky, 31, of Lafayette, Colorado, outside the restaurant.

She initially complied with deputies when she was detained and placed in handcuffs, but she began to violently kick at deputies and used her legs to prevent them from having her sit in the back seat of the patrol car, according to David Moore, a Larimer County Sheriff’s spokesperson.

One deputy was kicked in the throat and leg and another was kicked in the stomach and leg, Moore said. No deputy was seriously injured. Moore added deputies had to eventually use a Taser to gain control of the suspect.

Emergency personnel also went to the scene and she was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation.

Later that day, Fort Collins Police Services officers went to the hospital where the woman was taken after learning Braginsky had assaulted a hospital staff member.

She was booked into the Larimer County Jail and is being held on second-degree assault, second-degree assault on a peace officer, resisting arrested, harassment and third-degree assault. 

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