- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 11, 2014

A Massachusetts woman has reportedly been charged with unlawful wiretapping after she recorded her own arrest without notifying police officers beforehand.

Karen Dziewit, 24, of Chicopee, was arrested Sunday before 2 a.m. after neighbors called and reported that she was being too loud and drunk outside, according to a report by MassLive.com.

She was arrested for disorderly conduct and having an open container, but Springfield Police Capt. Harry Kastrinakis said Miss Dziewit started her phone’s voice recorder right before the arrest took place.

Police didn’t know of the recording until they found the phone in her purse during her booking.

Miss Dziewit was given the unusual charge of unlawful wiretapping. She will be arraigned in Springfield District Court on Monday, MassLive.come reported.

Massachusetts is one of a dozen “two-party” consent states that prohibit the surreptitious audio recording of someone else — even public officials.



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