A WOMAN hit a bouncer outside a Wrexham nightspot and days later bit another doorman on the hand.
Ellen Dias Rodriguez, a Brazilian national of no fixed abode, punched South Central doorman David Gibson twice to the back of his head before stealing a handbag from the Penny Black bar only five days later – and biting the bouncer who tried to take it off her.
The 37-year-old was given a three-month prison sentence when she appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court having pleaded guilty to two counts of common assault, one count of theft, and a fourth charge of being in breach of a conditional discharge for being in possession of cannabis.
Matthew Ellis, prosecuting yesterday, told the court Rodriguez had been in South Central nightclub in Wrexham in the early hours of November 10.
On leaving the club she and a group of friends were blocking the entrance so David Gibson, a bouncer, asked them to move along.
She then approached police sergeant Lesley Williams and claimed Mr Gibson had assaulted her.
Sgt Williams replied she had seen the incident develop and he had not done so.
Rodriguez then approached Mr Gibson with his back turned and “punched him twice to the back of the head”.
She was arrested by Sgt Williams and was said to have been “physically removed” because of her lack of co-operation.
She was later released on police bail but returned to Wrexham on November 15 to Penny Black bar on Town Hill where she began dancing with a group of women, including Iona Moore.
Miss Moore put her handbag on a window sill in the bar as she danced and moments later realised both Rodriguez and her handbag had disappeared.
She alerted a doorman, Arek Lewandowski, who approached Rodriguez outside the bar and asked her if she had taken the handbag.
She denied she had taken it but lifted up a coat which revealed a handbag draped over her arm, which Miss Moore identified as being her bag.
Mr Lewandowski grabbed hold of Rodriguez so he could retrieve the handbag and while he was doing so she bit him on the hand with “enough force to break the skin”.
In interview Rodriguez denied taking the bag and said she had simply left the bar with her own possessions.
Euros Jones, defending, said Rodriguez had a history of abusive relationships with partners in the Wrexham area and she was staying with one of these former-partners at the time of the incidents.
He added Rodriguez often felt “uneasy when doormen approach her” on account of her history of as a victim of domestic violence.
Sentencing her for three months in prison, magistrates chairman Jerry O’Keefe said: “You assaulted and injured two men who were simply doing their job of keeping the public safe on a night out.
“The bite was enough to break the bouncer’s skin and I’m inclined to issue you with a custodial sentence for your actions.”