North Carolina: Woman kicked out of ladies’ bathroom by police after being mistaken for transgender

Charlotte, NC | A North Carolinian woman was brutally ejected from a ladies’ bathroom yesterday after nearby police officers were alerted by local citizens that a transgender was using a public women’s bathroom.

Linda Hovensky, a 54-year-old resident of Charlotte, was tased multiple times by police officers as she was forced outside of the ladies washroom with her pants down and in front of a large crowd.

“I was taking a crap when police officers started yelling at me and telling me to open the door but I wasn’t finished, so they kicked the door open and grabbed me with my pants down and rushed me outside” recalls the victim, visibly traumatized by the latest events.

“I tried to fight them to at least put my pants back on, that’s when they threw me on the floor and started kicking the life out of me and tased me I don’t know how many times,” she told local reporters in tears.


Linda Hovensky was beaten, tased and thrown on the sidewalk with her pants down in front a large crowd after being mistaken for a transgender woman

A “visible threat” to police officers

The woman represented a visible threat to police officers on the scene, explains Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department spokesman, Allan Jones.

“If the lady had not refused to come out peacefully out of the washroom and had explained calmly that she was, in fact, a woman and was in her own right to be there, there would not have been no escalation of violence,” Jones told reporters.

“The woman threatened police officers and that is what made things difficult for her and the agents that intervened” said Jones, during the press conference.

“She was hysterical and represented a possible threat to our officers who followed all proper procedures in this case,” he adds.

Kept in jail for five hours

Miss Hovensky was jailed for a period of over five hours at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department because she was unable to identify herself before a friend was able to bring proof of her identity to police headquarters.

“The idiot cops left my purse on the scene and left me to rot in jail for five hours because they thought I was a man? I’m going to sue the hell out of them, you can be sure about that” she told local reporters, visibly angered by the whole affair.

Gov. Pat McCrory signed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, also known as House Bill 2 or HB2 in 2016.

The law bans people from using bathrooms that don’t match the sex indicated on their birth certificates, which opponents argue is discriminatory toward the transgender community.

14 Comments on "North Carolina: Woman kicked out of ladies’ bathroom by police after being mistaken for transgender"

  1. let the witch hunt begin. y’all will never burn me~

  2. James Rogers Bush | April 17, 2016 at 8:42 pm | Reply

    Reminds one of the Sandra Bland case here in Texas. If you react with righteous indignation, you may find yourself in jail, or worse. Who gave the police carte blanche to treat people this way? Especially over things like not using a turn signal or looking like a transgender person to some paranoid idiot?

    • Phillip K. Mol | April 17, 2016 at 9:53 pm |

      Where did this come from ? The mentality of how police treat citizens comes from the war on drugs . . . the man power to be policing rest rooms comes from Bill and Hillary Clinton’s super predator police force . . . enjoy your police state where you are tased for taking a dump when you are a “manish woman” . . . Vote Bernie !

  3. Because some worthless piece of sh*t whore thought she was a guy?? I’d sue the cops AND the twit who reported me

    • To be more clear, because they thought she was a woman who happened to be transgender. And there would be people cheering the cops now if they were right.

    • To someone like the idiot who reported her, trans women and men are one and the same.

  4. Lynn Kitty Frey | April 17, 2016 at 8:19 pm | Reply

    Oh. I guess if it was “a transgender”, then the tasing and the beatings would have been okay.

    Fuck the police.

    All cops are bastards.

    Fuck transmisogyny.


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