When she was about to be arrested, police say the woman activated the voice recording feature on her smart phone, hid it in her purse and surreptitiously recorded the entire arrest.
Now she faces the unusual charge of unlawful wiretapping.
Springfield Police Capt. Harry Kastrinakis said 24-year-old Karen Dziewit of Chicopeewas drinking in front of 140 Chestnut Street shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday when police were called to assist a security officer at that address.
Police said Dziewit was screaming and yelling and disturbing the tenants of the buildings, and she refused to stop her tirade when police asked her to.