A 29-year-old waitress was jailed this weekend on charges that she battered a Boise police officer who was investigating a report that the waitress struck a customer who had complained of bad service.
Truc Huynh of Garden City is charged with felony battery on a police officer and misdemeanor resisting and obstructing an officer. The female customer who alleged the initial battery declined to press charges, police said, but that incident remains under investigation.
Officers responded to the reported battery at 3:23 p.m. Saturday at a restaurant in the 7300 block of West State Street. Officers spoke to the reporting victim and noted physical evidence of battery, including a bruise on the womans jaw.
Police said Huynh immediately became confrontational when officers tried to talk to her about the allegation.
When officers suggested they could speak in a more private area of the restaurant, Huynh grabbed a butter knife and stepped back into a fighting stance, verbally challenging the officers, according to a BPD news release said. Officers persuaded Huynh to eventually put the knife down and she was taken into custody. After being handcuffed, Huynh continued to resist, kicking an officer twice in the leg.
Huynh was booked into the Ada County Jail, where she remained Monday afternoon.