NJ woman who led FL’s motorized suitcase hunt has been arrested again

A New Jersey woman who made headlines last year in Florida fleeing a police officer on a motorized suitcase at Orlando airport, has been arrested for the second time.

Chelsea Alston was taken into custody by US Marshals officers in Irvington on Saturday, according to NBC New York, after failing to appear in court in March on charges stemming from the April 2021 incident.

The 32-year-old Perth resident Amboy, according to an arrest affidavit, repeatedly spat at officers while resisting arrest last year.

NJ female FL motorized suitcase airport pursuit

Motorized pursuit with a suitcase (WKMG News 6 ClickOrlando via Youtube)

Then, once inside a patrol vehicle, police said Alston urinated and defecated in the car, while flipping his handcuffs forward and tearing the ‘speedboat’ above him. his seat, causing approximately $1,200 in damage.

Body camera footage shared by WKMG News 6 ClickOrlando on YouTube shows the police officer last year telling Alston she can take a later flight to the southwest because she is too drunk to fly – this to which Alston says she’s not that drunk.

She then turns the officer around, while swearing and taking off on the motorized suitcase.

NJ female FL motorized suitcase airport pursuit

Motorized pursuit with a suitcase (WKMG News 6 ClickOrlando via Youtube)

The officer then chases after on his bicycle, catches up with Alston in an airport shuttle, and moves her to the boarding platform. She refuses his offers to “deploy together”.

He asks Alston if she wants to run and says he would leave her alone then, which she still refuses, then he finally says she will be arrested for disorderly conduct.

NJ female FL motorized suitcase airport pursuit

Motorized pursuit with a suitcase (WKMG News 6 ClickOrlando via Youtube)

After being handcuffed, Alston is seen spitting on the officer, then denies having spat more than once.

In the arrest affidavit, the officer says he turned off his body camera in order to secure his department-issued bike at the airport, then switched to a camera on his laptop for the ride to a department , during which Alston is accused of the extensive damage to the cruiser.

Alston was charged with assault of a law enforcement officer, assault of a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence and criminal mischief over $1,000 – to which she had pleaded not guilty.

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