Plymouth County

Police: Woman bribes officer, vandalizes cash register following slow service at Plymouth restaurant

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — A Boston woman was arrested on Tuesday for carrying contraband, bribing a police officer, and tearing apart a cash register at a restaurant because the service was too slow, police say.

Lenita Barbosa, 35, of Dorchester, is charged with vandalism, disturbing the peace, bribing a public employee, two counts of possession of a class B drug and one count of having a class C drug.

Plymouth Police say Barbosa sat down at a local restaurant and “was upset that her food order was not completed in a timely manner.” She then proceeded to rip the cash register from its electrical wiring and threw it on the floor, according to law enforcement officials.

Authorities arrived and promptly arrested her.

Police say prior to Barbosa’s booking, she admitted to having drugs in her purse and offered Officer Kilcup $1,000 to get rid of the evidence.

“I absolutely will not be doing that,” Officer Kilcup responded.

Barbosa will be arraigned in court at a later date.

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