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Woman faces charges for spraying bear repellent

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published April 19. 2013 7:00AM   Updated April 19. 2013 7:09AM

Milford (AP) — Milford police say they plan to arrest a woman accused of spraying an entire can of bear repellent inside a local motel and making about 28 people sick.

Authorities say the woman was taken to a hospital to be treated for intoxication after Wednesday night's incident inside the Howard Johnson Motor Lodge off Route 1. Police say she will face charges that may include reckless endangerment and breach of peace.

The woman's name hasn't been released.

Police say the woman appeared angry and intoxicated when she emptied a large can of extra-strength pepper spray that's designed to repel bears from up to 25 feet away.

More than two dozen people got sick including some firefighters and police officers, but none required hospital treatment.

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