Woman who slapped cop said she was on reality show

July 18, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

It was someone's idea of a practical joke, county prosecutors said.

A suburban woman was arrested Wednesday evening on the Clark/Lake CTA station platform for slapping a police officer in the face. Katherine Doyle, 42, of Melrose, IL, said she was an employee of the TruTV show the Impractical Jokers, according to the police report.

"You look like a nice person," Doyle allegedly told the police officer, who was among a trio of officers working on a robbery mission around 6 p.m. Wednesday. "We're being recorded right now, so I have to do this."

Doyle slapped the officer in the left side of his face, according to the police report, and then stated, "Now you hit me back."

"No, I am not going to hit you back," the officer replied, according to the report. "I am placing you under arrest."

Doyle was brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse on Thursday afternoon and was ordered held on $50,000 bond.

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