Mass. Woman Charged With Recording Her Own Arrest

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Police have charged a Chicopee woman with unlawful wiretapping after accusing her of surreptitiously recording her arrest on disorderly conduct charges.

The Springfield Republican reports that police accused Karen Dziewit of drinking outside a building at about 2 a.m. Sunday. She's also accused of yelling and disturbing residents and refusing to quiet down.

When the 24-year-old Dziewit was about to be arrested, police say she activated her smartphone recording feature, hid it in her purse and recorded her arrest.

Police found the phone with its recording feature on.

Dziewit was charged with unlawful wiretapping, disorderly conduct and an open container violation. She's due to be arraigned in Springfield District Court on Monday.

Her phone number is not listed and it wasn't known Sunday if she's represented by a lawyer.