Lawsuit: Cops busted woman's breast implant

Texas woman suing police over use of excessive force

Published On: Nov 07 2012 10:33:41 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 07 2012 10:54:37 AM EST
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A Texas woman is suing after she claims a police officer burst one of her breast implants during during a traffic stop.

Rebecca Van Hooser, who was out to buy cookie dough, was pulled over by Pantego Officer Eric Alvarez for a headlight violation when he discovered a warrant for an unpaid speeding ticket, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

"She gets out of the car, (the officer) grabs her, throws her against the car, spreads her legs -- kicks -- spreads her legs and grabs her arms and forcefully pulls them out and yanks them very hard behind her back," her attorney, Susan Hutchison told Dallas TV station KXAS.

Van Hooser claims the excessive force caused her right breast implant to split and leak fluid into her body.

Her attorney told the Dallas Morning News she's had two hematomas as a result, and is going to need a partial mastectomy, tissue transplant and a new implant.

The Pantego police chief declined to comment on the case, according to the Star-Telegram.