Woman climbing fence to get into jail: 'I want to be arrested'

HAMILTON, Ohio - Butler County sheriff's deputies Sunday granted a would-be trespasser the rare wish of gaining access to off-limits property — and she might be there for the foreseeable future.

Deputies responded to the rear of the Butler County Jail at about 7:30 a.m. and found Tiffany R. Hurd, 36, trying to climb over the barbed-wire fence.

The catch? The woman wanted to get into the facility, not out of it.

Jail staff advised the woman to leave the premises — to which she responded, "I want to be arrested," according to the Butler County Sheriff's Office.

A jail staff member leaving the premises at the end of his shift spotted Hurd lying near the back fence and asked her to leave. When she allegedly refused, the staff member asked sheriff's deputies to respond.

Deputies say the woman was intoxicated and had a backpack with her.

Hurd allegedly refused multiple orders to leave the property and attempted to climb the fence in front of the deputies, who then arrested her on charges of criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.

On-duty jail staff members could not remember anyone attempting to climb the fence into the jail, but deputies set a precedent Sunday that anyone who tries to trespass into the jail might succeed — with some help.

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