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.

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

  1. michaelofsydney | August 14, 2018 at 9:36 pm | Reply

    Maybe if she grew her hair long and looked a bit feminine,this would not have happened. Some makeup wouldn’t go astray either.Granted, she doesn’t have a lot to work with, but a little bit of effort to at least appear to be female would not only boost her self esteem,but help to avoid obvious gender confusion.

  2. The LGBT movement is intolerant by default. However, the cops should have used some common sense and left the woman alone. Now with that being said, it is time to end this moronic debate once and for all in regards to the bathrooms and just simply make them all single person occupancy stalls, much like glorified Port-A-Potties, only with actual plumbing hooked up to the, as well as additional accessories.

  3. Michael Little | March 24, 2017 at 12:46 pm | Reply

    So nice to see the ghost of Mccarthyism is not dead in the once again great usa. The land of the free n home of the brave ….. well u gotta be to take a dump it seems!
    The good ole usa …. still sick n broken after all these years!

  4. I am embarrassed of our state for this. Seriously, I think we have more pressing matters for police and public to focus on rather than bathrooms. SMH…..

  5. Denise Ann McQuade | March 19, 2017 at 11:33 am | Reply

    I’m horrified by the over reaction & excessive use of force by the N.Carolina police. This law encourages people who are prejudiced against transgendered eople to feel free to act violently against them.

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