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Police: Woman in crib allegedly batters officer

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Associated Press

PORTAGE, Ind. -- A northwestern Indiana woman has been arrested after police say she struck an officer who discovered her curled up in a portable crib inside a mobile home.

The Times reports ( that 30-year-old Rebecca A. Null of Portage was arrested early Friday on preliminary charges including battery to an officer.

Police say the officer investigating a report that a man had ripped off a woman's clothing tried to awaken Null after the officer found her in sweat pants and bra lying in the crib. Null screamed and struck the officer, who used a stun gun to subdue her.

The Times says the woman was examined at a hospital before she was taken to Porter County Jail, but an online system showed no record of her there.

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