Assault and Obstructing in a State Park
RESULT | Dismissed
A woman and her son were confronted by a state park ranger after they took their dog off his leash so the dog could swim. The ranger scared the woman in his confrontation with her by asking for unusual information and by telling her she had to follow him down a secluded path at the park. When the woman refused to follow the ranger out of fear, he accused her of assaulting him and obstructing. The defense located witnesses to the incident as well as a witness who had another scary experience with the park ranger and presented this evidence to the prosecution who agreed to dismiss the case.