Florida woman arrested after twerking on car, police say

Jefferson said she thought officer was 'cute'

Alachua County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Danielle Lanae Jefferson

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – At the end of the day, it just didn't twerk out. 

A noise complaint made about a Gainesville woman landed her in jail after she refused to stop twerking on her car and playing loud music, the Independent Florida Alligator reported.

It was 3:15 a.m. Saturday when Gainesville police found Danielle Lanae Jefferson, 35, dancing to loud rap music, according to a police report.

The officers were responding to a noise complaint placed by Jefferson’s neighbors, alleging that Jefferson had been playing the music for more than 20 minutes.

When they asked her to turn down the music, she refused and began twerking on her vehicle while speaking to the officers, according to the report.

Police then issued her a noise-warning notice and gave her 15 minutes to comply, but she started twerking again.

According to the report, she told police they could arrest her if they wanted.

The officers then issued her a citation and asked her to sign it. Instead of signing it, she crumpled it and threw it at an officer’s chest, leading to her arrest on a charge of resisting an officer without violence, according to the report.

Following her arrest, Jefferson told an officer she thought he was “cute” and wanted to keep him around to “argue,” according to the report.

Police took Jefferson to the Alachua County Jail, where she was released Saturday on her own recognizance.


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