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Woman accused of slapping U.S. Post Office customer, spitting on Odessa police officer

Joni Gist (Source: Ector County Law Enforcement Center) Joni Gist (Source: Ector County Law Enforcement Center)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

One woman is behind bars on several charges following an incident Thursday afternoon in Odessa.

Joni Gist, 46, is charged with harassment of a public servant and public intoxication habitual offender.

Odessa police were called out to the 200 block of North Texas Ave. in reference to a disturbance.

An investigation revealed that Gist was yelling at customers and even slapped one of the customers in the face.

According to the report, the officers found Gist to be intoxicated and placed her into custody for public intoxication.

Authorities said that further investigation revealed that Gist had several prior convictions for public intoxication.

However, the story doesn't end there.

Police said as Gist was being placed in the backseat of a patrol unit, Gist spit in the face of an Odessa Police Department Corporal.

Gist was additionally charged and taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.

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