BYRON, Minn. (KTTC) – Sheriff’s deputies arrested a woman from rural Byron after an argument over a towing expense turned into an assault.
According to the sheriff’s office, Patrice Breutzman, 59, was unhappy about how much it cost to tow her vehicle after an accident.
Someone else was driving the car.
Employees at Byron Auto Care called 911 to help her calm down.
A deputy reportedly arrived to mediate the situation but Breutzman became even more agitated.
Officials said Breutzman threw a punch and nicked the deputy. Soon after, she was placed in handcuffs and taken to jail.
In a statement to KTTC, Breutzman said the police officer was not called because of her.
“I did not punch anyone and the police officer was not called because of me. She was called to talk to the auto business about the towing charge,” said Breutzman. “I came to see my car and talk about the bill. The conversation got heated, I stood in front of the officer and she pushed me. I pushed her back. That was it.”
Breutzman is facing a fourth degree assault charge.