A Chicago woman was arrested for possession of two electric weapons after a disruption in the downtown area Monday afternoon, Madison police reported.

Shortly before 4 p.m. on Monday, officers responded to the Lake Street and Dayton Street intercity bus station area with reports of a physical disruption, Constable Michael Malloy said in a statement.

Arriving officers learned that Lavonne Polk, 21, and Audrey Young, 23, both of Chicago, had attempted to board a bus with underage tickets. The bus driver had refused to transport them across state borders unaccompanied, believing them to be minors, prompting Young to create a physical disturbance, Malloy said.

Polk and Young continued to pretend to be minors when contacted by police, who ultimately determined they were adults, and Polk was found to be in possession of two electric weapons, Malloy said.

Polk was taken to Dane County Jail on provisional charges of possession of an electric weapon and obstruction, and Young was jailed on provisional charges of obstruction and disorderly conduct, Malloy said.

[Correction: An earlier version of this story had the wrong sex for Polk.]


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