Canes track champion hits cops, asks to be arrested, Miami Beach police say

By: Andy Slater

A University of Miami track champion ran into trouble with the law over Memorial Day Weekend.

Miami Beach police say 21-year-old Destiny Washington jumped into the backseat of a stranger's car outside of the Beach Paradise Hotel on Monday night.

According to the exclusively-obtained report, a man went to pick up his car from the valet when Washington jumped inside of it. 

The driver repeatedly told Washington to get out of his car, but she refused. 

Officers arrived and asked Washington why she was in the man's car. She told cops that the man needed to take her home and she wasn't getting out, the report says.

"You will have to arrest me, just arrest me," Washington allegedly told cops.

Officers say they told Washington that they would help her find a cab. While trying to get her out of the car, police say she started hitting one of the officer's arms and tried to kick both cops. 

Washington was arrested and is now facing two felony charges: battery on a police officer and resisting arrest with violence. She was also charged with trespassing.

Police say alcohol played a role in Washington's behavior. 

The University of Miami says they are aware of the situation and are still gathering information.

Washington has had an accomplished career at Miami. She was a member of women's 4x400m relay team that won the gold medal at the ACC Indoor Championships last year. 

Washington has not competed this season due to an injury, a Miami spokesman says. 

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