A Virginia woman who was featured in a “Fake Homeless” video was arrested Monday night for allegedly hurling Gatorade bottles at cars.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that Micha Leigh Dominguez, 40, called police from an IHOP parking lot and claimed that several people were taping and harassing her while she stood in a median. Henrico County police Lt. Chris Garrett told the paper that a woman came up and accused Dominguez of throwing items at cars in the parking lot. Surveillance footage supposedly caught Dominguez throwing three full bottles at the woman’s car which was covered in Gatorade.
The arrest occurred hours after an exchange between Dominguez and two men was posted to Reddit and went viral. In the video, Wayne Owens and Ian Paterson recorded the 40-year-old panhandling then walking to her car located in a McDonald’s parking lot.
“Just wondering why you have a 2014 when you’re begging for change all over the city of Richmond?” one of the men asks.
Owens and Paterson told WWBT that the Tappahannock woman is known for being an aggressive panhandler.
Dominguez tells the pair that she never claimed she was homeless, only that she was disabled. Loved ones later told the station that she suffers from a mental illness.
“Somebody is going to end up killing you!…You’re harassing me!” the woman says during the four-minute video.
“I’m not harassing anybody, you’re stealing people’s money!”
The video was viewed more than two million times on Youtube before it was taken down for violating the site’s bullying and harassment policy, according to WTVR. The pair later sold the copyright to a viral video company. They told WWBT that all profits will be donated to homeless charities.
Dominguez was charged with three felony counts of throwing a missile at a moving vehicle. She is being held in the Henrico County Jail on a $1,000 bond for each charge.
[Featured Image: Henrico Police]