Former skater Tonya Harding "tweaking out," phones police
Clark County sheriff's deputies responded to two calls early Sunday involving infamous figure skater Tonya Harding, who was described in...
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Clark County sheriff's deputies responded to two calls early Sunday involving infamous figure skater Tonya Harding, who was described in police reports as "very agitated" and "tweaking out."
Sgt. Tim Bieber said Wednesday that police received the first call at 4:56 a.m. Harding called police to Yacolt Towing. According to a police report of the incident, Harding said four men and a woman tried to break into her car and steal it and were trying to stash rifles on the side of her property.
She told police she was on "new medication" and was experiencing an adverse reaction.
In his report, the deputy wrote that Harding's account was a "very implausible story."
He described her as "very agitated" and "glancing everywhere." He noted that the former star skater was "frustrated others can't see the people she sees."
Later the same morning, about 9 a.m., police received another call regarding Harding, this time from a friend who told authorities the skater was "tweaking out, seeing animals." The caller said Harding was staying with her and was not violent. She said she worried about her own children's welfare.
The deputy who responded to the call took Harding back to her home, a trailer in Clark County, and checked her house to "put her at ease," Bieber said. The officer then advised Harding to see a doctor.
Harding became notorious for her part in the conspiracy to harm competitor Nancy Kerrigan in 1994.
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