Police: Teens Go Berserk After Traffic Stop in Destin

Authorities in Okaloosa County say they had their hands full with the arrest of three teenagers over the weekend.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Department has announced the arrest of 16-year-old Raven Nunn, 16-year-old Chastity Tipton, and 19-year-old Christopher Lessig who are accused of verbally abusing deputies during and after a traffic stop on Saturday.

According to a press release, an Okaloosa Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to pull over a stolen vehicle going 90 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone on Highway 98 in Destin. The driver of the car refused to pull over during the brief pursuit and ultimately crashed into a fire hydrant off the roadway.

The driver, later identified as Nunn, refused to give her name or age, instead choosing to shout profanities and attempt to “jerk away” from the arresting deputy. Inside the patrol car, Nunn is accused of kicking the car window with her feet.

Deputies say they received the same “verbal abuse” from the teenager in the passenger seat, later identified as Tipton. According to police, Tipton and Nunn both acknowledged they were in a stolen car but did not care. Tipton is also accused of threatening to shoot up the police department while being transported to booking.

The third passenger, Lessig, also admitted to the car being stolen.  There was also a 10-year-old girl in the car, police added.

Nunn is charged with grand theft auto, fleeing and eluding, no valid driver’s license, and resisting without violence.

Tipton and Lessig are both charged with grand theft auto.

Prior to being arrested in Destin, deputies say Tipton had vandalized her home, causing more than $2,400 in damage to the contents and structure. She also stole items, police added.

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