Police: Woman Bit Officer At South Philly Spinning Class

A jury is now considering the case against a 63-year-old woman charged with attacking police after she refused to give up a reserved bike in a spin cycle class at a South Philadelphia Bally’s earlier this year.

The prosecution alleges defendant Carrol Shannon was in a bad mood, wouldn’t give up the bike, caused a scene and police were called.

Prosecutor Alisa Shver says Shannon then told the officers they would have to pull her off. When they tried to do that, she allegedly hit one officer and bit the other.

She was hit with a nightstick once, according to the prosecutor to get her under control.

But defense attorney Joseph Green, who told the jury cooler heads could have prevailed, says Shannon was wronged. She knew she hadn’t done anything wrong, and he asked the jury when as a society, will we accept putting hands on a 63-year-old woman in a spin class.

Jury deliberations resume Friday.

Reported By: Tony Hanson, KYW Newsradio

  • I love to spin

    I was in the class and she acted like an animal. It is very sad to see woman of this age acting so evil to other clients & police! All they wanted to do was escort her out of the club because she was causing trouble. She refused and got what she deserved!!

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    […] The prosecutor says defendant Carrol Shannon caused a scene more than a week ago when she refused to get off a cycle reserved for someone else, and she ended up battling police called in to deal with it (see previous story). […]

  • Jim Wilmer

    At least they didn’t tase her. She could have had a heart attack.

  • Mel K

    This is silly. Obviously we don’t have the exact details of what happened, but if the police were called, the lady should have just got off the bike. I’m not sure what she was trying to prove. If the bike was reserved, then they have the right to ask her to get off.

    • I love to spin

      You are right. You only got half the story. She was causing problems for quite some time and everyone there knew it. She had no respect for the instructor, manager or police officers.

  • Vom Brunhaus

    Always put hands on any 63 yr old woman who refuses to comply with Officers. They shoulda maced her first then cracked her head with a night stick.

  • power839

    The judge should put her AH attorney in jail.

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