Florida Keys

A fleeing stripper tells cop to call boss, and then eats her shirt

ZyZe McCausland
ZyZe McCausland

A Key West stripper tried to pull the don't-you-know-who-I-am card after police say they caught her drunk behind the wheel and hit the gas pedal when told to stop.

"You'll be sorry," ZyZe McCausland told police several times, according to the arrest report accusing her of drunk driving, a misdemeanor, and a felony count of trying to flee police at high speed.

Once detained, McCausland, who police say is 32 while jail records put her at 26, told police to call security at Rick's bar "because they would tell me not to arrest her," Officer Jesse Young wrote in his report after the early Sunday morning traffic stop.

"Call my lawyer. I don't understand," McCausland allegedly said later.

McCausland, who said she works at an adult entertainment club on Duval Street, had to be handcuffed and put into a police cruiser against her will, Young said.

As of Tuesday morning, McCausland remained locked up at the county jail on Stock Island on $10,500 bond.

The action began just after 2 a.m. Sunday when Sgt. Pablo Rodriguez said he was outside Sandy's Cafe, 1026 White St., when he spotted a Mazda SUV headed south almost strike another car on the road.

Rodriguez yelled at the Mazda's driver to pull over but heard her say, "Oh, f----" as she drove onto Eliza Street toward Horace O'Bryant School's parking lot, 1105 Leon St.

HOB's parking lot has only one way in and out — and is next door to the Key West Police Department.

Trapped, McCausland first tried to wake her passenger in the front seat, but the person was passed out drunk and couldn't rouse, police said. She then tried to flee on foot but Rodriguez caught her.

McCausland was taken to jail, where after police told her not to put anything into her mouth — after she said she would take a breath alcohol test — she stuffed "a large portion of her shirt into her mouth and began chewing."

Police canceled the test.