City Paper is not for tourists
With the snow mostly melted, all that’s left is a court case. On Feb. 10, Maria Lewis was arrested for assaulting a D.C. cop with a snowball outside Wonderland. Lewis was eventually charged with a misdemeanor assault on Officer Lynn Pittmon.
The police filed their own narrative of events in D.C. Superior Court. It does not portray Lewis as a victim of circumstances, an innocent swept up by events. It portrays Lewis as armed, dangerous, drunk, and sneaky.
Just after 2 a.m., officers received a call for disorderly conduct—-the snowball fight—-in progress along 11th Street outside Wonderland. An officer, possibly Pittmon’s partner, writes of the event in court papers:
“Upon arrive to the scene I, along with [Pittmon] were struck repeatedly with snow and ice filled missile’s while still seated inside of a marked police vehicle by multiple assailants.”
After exiting their cruiser, Lewis struck Pittmon “in the chest with a snow and ice filled missile with intent and audacity, and in apparent drunk and disorderly state.”
The officer goes on to state that Lewis “then attempted to elude the police by hiding in the crowd and swiftly walking northbound on 11th St. I pursued [Lewis] on foot and as I attempted to apprehend and place [Lewis] under arrest, [Lewis] repeatedly resisted arrest.”
Lewis was eventually handcuffed, placed under arrest, and transported to the Third District. She then gave her name and date of birth. She refused to tell the police her social security number. She was then transferred to Central Cellblock for processing.
The next hearing in the case is in early March.