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Valerie Starushok

YouTube video captures woman shoving used sanitary napkin in protester’s face

by Leigh Egan

**WARNING**: Video contains strong language and content.

A video of a January 27 protest event in Ashland, Oregon, that shows a female apparently shoving a used sanitary napkin into a  protester’s mouth, resulted in arrest after the suspect turned herself in.

NBC 52 reports that Valerie Starushok, 21, is cooperating with authorities after she allegedly shoved her use “maxi pad” into the face of man standing in in front of a Planned Parenthood building in Ashland, Oregon. Ashland police confirmed that an organized protest was going on when Starushok became enraged at a man who opposed Planned Parenthood, a non-profit organizations that provides reproductive health services.

Starushok’s face isn’t captured on the footage when she approached the victim, but she screamed vulgarities at the man before reportedly putting her sanitary napkin in his face.

“Eat this f****** pad, you c*** face.”

The man filming the incident appeared to remain calm, but indicated that he would probably need to call the police.

“I think I’m actually gonna have to call the police. She just shoved a dirty, bloody tampon in my face.”

UPDATE: APD Case# 17-233 Valerie Starushok (21) turned herself in and is cooperating with police. She will be lodged…

Posted by Ashland Oregon Police Department on Monday, January 30, 2017

According to the Ashland Police Department, Starushok turned herself in three days later, on January 20. She was booked on one count of harassment.

Watch the video below. Warning: This material is not suitable for minors.

[Featured Photo: YouTube]

Leigh Egan is a crime-fighting journalist and editor who specializes in breaking news and investigative true crime coverage. With more than a decade of experience under her belt, Leigh’s work can be found in a number of high-profile national publications. For Leigh, learning didn’t stop after college. She considers herself a lifelong learner who frequently takes media and journalism courses to keep abreast of the latest happenings and innovations in her field.