A Commerce woman who called police to report an incident at a convenience store wound up charged with four offenses related to the altercation.
According to the Commerce Police Department incident report, Christy Lynn Passmore, 27, 440 Loop Road, Commerce, told police she was at the Fast & Friendly convenience store on Ila Road when a vehicle driven by a 26-year-old white male pulled up to the gas pumps.
Passmore told police she went over to talk to the man, they argued, and he grabbed her arm, causing a scratch.
The officer went to the convenience store and viewed the surveillance video of the incident. He said he saw the vehicle pull in, saw Passmore walk over to the driver-side window and begin a conversation. Four minutes into the video, he said she leaned up to her waist into the vehicle and slapped the driver. As she backed out, he grabbed her arm.
The officer reported watching the video several times, and showing it to two other police officers, with all three agreeing that Passmore had slapped the man. The report said the officer showed the video to Passmore, who continued to deny slapping the man, saying she “pushed” his chest.
The officer charged her with simple battery, false report of a crime, obstruction of officers and unlawful conduct during a 911 call.