Shocking moment Louis Vuitton-toting woman, 36, abuses cops at luxury West Palm Beach hotel, then tries to lay on the ground to stop them arresting her and wails as she’s lifted into cruiser

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Written By Maya Cantina
  •  Julia ReJean Moorhead, 36, lashed out at Florida cops outside the Ben hotel in West Palm Beach
  •  Staff called the cops after she became combative when asked if she was a guest
  • Moorhead was charged with assaulting EMS workers, criminal damage and trespassing

Shocking bodycam footage has emerged showing a guest at a $400-a-night hotel attacking Florida cops after they were called to remove her for ‘causing a disturbance’.

Julia ReJean Moorhead, 36, was filmed hurling abuse at the police before lying down and thrashing around in the street in an unsuccessful bid to prevent her arrest.

The Louis Vuitton purse-toting suspect, who appeared visibly worse-for-wear, lashed out after cops arrived at the Ben hotel in West Palm Beach following a frantic call from hotel staff.

In the footage taken in October but released this week, Moorhead is seen sitting outside the premises swigging from a carton of water in a seemingly combative mood.

A hotel worker describes to police how she fell over in the lobby and started ‘going crazy’ after staff tried to ascertain if she was staying at the hotel.

Moorhead was filmed hurling abuse at the police before lying down in the street to prevent her arrest

The Louis Vuitton purse-toting suspect lashed out after cops arrived at the Ben hotel in West Palm Beach after hotel staff tried to kick her out.

The Louis Vuitton purse-toting suspect lashed out after cops arrived at the Ben hotel in West Palm Beach after hotel staff tried to kick her out.

The 36-year-old repeatedly threw herself on the ground as cops tried to detain her during the 11 minute struggle

The 36-year-old repeatedly threw herself on the ground as cops tried to detain her during the 11 minute struggle

Well-heeled  hotel guest  Julia ReJean Moorhead was seen on camera attacking cops who were called to remove her for 'causing a disturbance' at an upscale hotel. Pictured: Moorhead and her boyfriend

Well-heeled  hotel guest  Julia ReJean Moorhead was seen on camera attacking cops who were called to remove her for ‘causing a disturbance’ at an upscale hotel. Pictured: Moorhead and her boyfriend

As the cops approach asking if she has had ‘too much of a good time’, Moorhead immediately goes on the offensive and barks that she doesn’t know why they have been called. 

‘Why are you surrounding me, I’ve done nothing wrong,’ she fumes, before storming back into the lobby,

She is quickly pursued by police who tell her she cannot be on the property.

‘Why the f*** are you doing this to me? I need to talk to my boyfriend,’ she whines as cops escort her back outside.

Once there, they inform her she will be considered a trespasser if she tries to get back inside.

‘Why, give me a f***ing reason!’ She demands before continuing to argue with cops, at one point calling one officer ‘stupid’.

‘Who the f**k are you?’ she asks one officer, before threatening to report everyone involved. 

Eventually the hotel manager steps in and asks if she can be removed from the property due to the scene she is causing.

But this only infuriates Moorhead more and she throws herself to the ground to prevent them moving her.

Moorhead was charged with battery of an emergency responder, resisting arrest, trespass, criminal damage and disorderly intoxication offences

Moorhead was charged with battery of an emergency responder, resisting arrest, trespass, criminal damage and disorderly intoxication offences

When they first arrived, Moorhead was sitting outside the hotel and already in a combative moood

When they first arrived, Moorhead was sitting outside the hotel and already in a combative moood

They were forced to make a quick dash after her after she tried to run back into the premises

They were forced to make a quick dash after her after she tried to run back into the premises

The situation escalated after Moorhead turned and struck one of the emergency responders, prompting cops to pile on top of her and slap her in handcuffs

The situation escalated after Moorhead turned and struck one of the emergency responders, prompting cops to pile on top of her and slap her in handcuffs 

She finally gets up and storms across the road shouting profanities, before wheeling around and striking one of the officers.

The rest of the cops then pile on top of her and slap her in cuffs as she wails and protests.

She continues to resist arrest, thrashing around on the floor so hard her skirt rides up exposing her lower half

As police attempt to bundle her into the car, she falls to the floor sobbing again, shouting ‘f**k you’.

The tussle continues as cops continue to try and restrain her as she shouts at them to get off.

Eventually she is bundled towards the car but continues to thrash around like a toddler in a tantrum, making it impossible for cops to load her in.

She is finally dragged kicking and screaming onto the back seat of the vehicle by police on the other side of the car who managed to haul her through.

Her boyfriend then appears and pleads with cops to be ‘gentle’ with her.

At one point her boyfriend emerged and pleaded with cops to be 'gentle', prompting one officer to explain she had been punching and kicking them

At one point her boyfriend emerged and pleaded with cops to be ‘gentle’, prompting one officer to explain she had been punching and kicking them

The incident unfolded at the 4* Ben hotel in West Palm beach after staff asked Moorhead to leave

The incident unfolded at the 4* Ben hotel in West Palm beach after staff asked Moorhead to leave

Rooms at the high end hotel start from around $400 per night. Staff told police that Moorhead had fallen over in the lobby and that they were trying to ascertain if she was a guest when the chaos began

Rooms at the high end hotel start from around $400 per night. Staff told police that Moorhead had fallen over in the lobby and that they were trying to ascertain if she was a guest when the chaos began

‘Be gentle? She’s kicking and punching us. We were very nice to her the whole time. There is no being gentle anymore. It’s done,’ one cop retorts.

Moorhead was charged with battery of an emergency responder, resisting arrest, trespass, criminal damage and disorderly intoxication offences.

She pleaded not guilty and her case remains on going. 

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