Police Abuse

Texas Town Sued After Rough Arrest Bursts Woman's Breast Implant

It was a traffic stop, for crying out loud

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A North Texas woman who says a Pantego police officer caused her breast implants to rupture during an arrest is suing the town.

Rebecca Van Hooser said the officer threw her against her car when he arrested her during a traffic stop on Bowen Road.

The Pantego officer pulled her over on a headlight violation and arrested her after learning she had a warrant for an unpaid speeding ticket.

"She gets out of the car, [the officer] grabs her, throws her against the car, spreads her legs—kicks—spreads her legs and grabs her arms and forcefully pulls them out and yanks them very hard behind her back," said her attorney, Susan Hutchison.