A former Instacart driver accused of destroying a Minnesota couple’s groceries over their pro-police signal is going through recent expenses for allegedly assaulting her father.
Tara Olivia Plum — who made headlines in December when Blaine police stated she blasted cops as “racist pigs” on the aged couple’s receipt — was arrested Wednesday at a Coon Rapids dwelling after the alleged assault, the Star Tribune reported.
Plum, 37, “charged and shoved” her father, knocking him to the bottom, in line with expenses filed in Thursday in Anoka County District Courtroom.
“My dad is a useless man once I get out,” Plum yelled as she scuffled with officers attempting to take her into custody, charging paperwork state.
Plum’s frightened dad had scratches on his shoulder and was curled up in a fetal place on the ground when cops responded to the residence, authorities stated.
When cops advised the previous Instacart driver she was being arrested, Plum made her intentions clear, in line with a legal criticism.
“That isn’t taking place,” she allegedly stated earlier than turning to stroll away.
Plum, who already faces as much as 90 days in jail if discovered responsible within the December incident, resisted arrest, prompting a number of different cops to reply. One officer was reduce when she scratched him, in line with the criticism.
Plum was charged with two counts of home assault and obstructing the authorized course of, jail information present. She was being held at Anoka County Jail forward of a Friday courtroom look. It’s unclear if she’s employed an legal professional who might touch upon her behalf.
Police beforehand accused Plum of destroying the couple’s groceries as a result of she noticed a “Thank You Blaine P.D.” signal of their entrance yard — main the meals supply service driver to depart behind an offensive message on their receipt.
“Instacart doesn’t pay staff,” the observe learn. “[Sorry] discover one other slave.”
The hate-filled observe additionally included the phrases “police pigs,” however Blaine police stated the matter didn’t rise to a hate crime.
Instacart eliminated Plum from its platform in December and refunded the couple whose $50 price of groceries had been destroyed.
An internet fundraiser arrange for the couple, in the meantime, had eclipsed $13,000 earlier than it was shut down.