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A Minnesota woman who allegedly made harassing posts about her ex-boyfriend’s death was arrested after driving her vehicle through the cemetery as his funeral service was taking place last weekend, according to authorities.
Blair Whitten, 28, faces one count of misdemeanor reckless endangerment after the incident at a Fargo, North Dakota cemetery on Saturday, court records show. A police officer was flagged down after people at the scene reported a person in a vehicle who was “trying to run people over,” local outlet the Pioneer Press reported, citing court documents.
"Multiple complainants reported Whitten was driving her vehicle, inside the cemetery, in a manner with extreme indifference for human life which created substantial risk of serious bodily injury to persons in the cemetery," Jessica Schindeldecker with the Fargo police department told local station KVRR.
Whitten told police that while sitting in her SUV inside the cemetery, she was approached by multiple individuals who she believed may hurt her. She drove off while being cautious not to damage anything on the grounds, she reportedly told authorities.
However, the father of Whitten’s ex-boyfriend told police that she was not wanted at the funeral service. According to the Pioneer Press, another funeral attendee said that she had made derogatory comments about the man’s death on social media.
The paper reported that the man told police he had approached Whitten’s parked SUV following the burial. When he asked her to leave, she then accelerated toward him; he had to leap out of the way of the vehicle, he said.
Whitten was arrested and detained at Cass County Jail. She entered a not guilty plea during an arraignment Monday.
A call placed on Friday to Whitten’s attorney by Oxygen.com was not immediately returned.
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