KATY, Texas (FOX 26) - Penny Boettcher describes what she went through last Saturday outside of Mo's Place in Katy as a nightmare. The 42-year-old woman, who suffers from multiple medical conditions, says it began with an argument in the bar.
"I wanted to stop and have a drink at a place I'd gone for 20 years," Boettcher says. "I ended up like this for no reason."
Boettcher says the problems began when she bumped into another woman in Mo's. After an exchange of words, Boettcher was asked to leave. That's when she says she encountered an off-duty Harris County deputy working security at the bar.
"I was told to get in the truck or I was going to jail. I said why I didn't do anything wrong," she says.
Boettcher says when the deputy was walking her to the patrol unit he roughed her up, leaving her with marks on her face and her body.
Those allegations are now a part of an internal affairs complaint with the Sheriff's department.
The mother and grandmother also says she was thrown over a trash can by the deputy. Boettcher also says she was either pushed or tripped ending back up on the ground with more injuries.
She reached out to Quanell X for help in this case.The Harris County Sheriff's Office released this statement:
The 42-year-old subject was removed from a private business during an October 23rd disorderly conduct incident. The subject initially refused medical treatment for injuries sustained while refusing to comply with deputies' commands. The individual later received medical treatment at Memorial Hermann Hospital of Katy. The subject and her husband were given criminal trespass warnings certified by the manager and proprietor of the business.