By Jim Clark
While working a paid detail at the Cavalia show last Sunday, a police officer was advised that a disturbance was taken place inside the show tent and asked if he could stand close by in case the situation escalated out of control.
The officer was told that a young woman was seated in the audience area and that she was allegedly arguing with everyone around her.
The woman, later identified as Cassy Wills, 24, of Stow, MA, was reportedly arguing so loudly with another patron of the show that it was impossible for other patrons in the vicinity to enjoy the show.
When asked to stop by other patrons, Wills reportedly shouting even louder, further preventing anyone around her from concentrating on the performance taking place.
As it was dark inside and difficult to discern what exactly was taking place, it was decided that the police officer should stand by in case he was needed.
A short time later, a Cavalia staff member asked the officer to come to where Wills had exited the tent and was being detained outside. It was thought that she had visited the restroom prior to being stopped by a show staffer.
The officer approached Wills and soon judged that she was intoxicated. Meanwhile, the woman was insisting that she be served a glass of wine, but was refused and told that she was too intoxicated to be served again, and that she would have to leave.
It was learned that Wills had been arguing with her mother inside the show, and the officer advised her that she would not be allowed to reenter the tent because of being intoxicated and causing a disturbance.
Wills reportedly told the officer that she needed to call her mother but she thought she had left her cell phone in the restroom. The officer told her to go into the ladies room to retrieve her phone, and she did so.
She was then advised to remain outside while the officer went in to locate the woman’s mother.
Wills then reportedly became very agitated and insisted on going back into the tent to watch the rest of the show.
The officer repeatedly advised Wills that she would not be allowed back into the show area, according to reports, and she responded by grinding her teeth, clenching her hands and staring at the officer, while occasionally screaming at him as well.
Wills reportedly attempted to reenter the tent several times and was stopped by the officer and warned not to continue inside.
She reportedly began flailing her arms and screaming, so the officer decided to place her under arrest. While attempting to handcuff the woman, she reportedly kicked him with a shod foot and violently resisted being placed into custody.
She was eventually restrained and placed under arrest. She has been charged with disorderly conduct, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and resisting arrest.