Ambria Nicole Smith

Ambria Nicole Smith mug shot

Ambria Nicole Smith, 37, of Salisbury was arrested by Ocean City Police at approximately 2:35 a.m. last Sunday at a convenience store on Ocean Gateway in West Ocean City and was charged with second-degree assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Police said a large and disorderly crowd of approximately 200 people were inside the convenience store and surrounding parking lot when officers arrived.

Employees at the store told officers they were going to close the store, which was being staffed by two to three employees with nearly 50 customers inside.

Nearly five minutes later, officers heard a commotion inside, and when they looked through the glass doors, they saw Smith shouting, cursing and complaining that her food was not being prepared fast enough, according to the police report.

A state trooper attempted to calm her down, reports read, but she continued to act disorderly before throwing store items such as a cone and napkin dispenser.

After being asked once again to calm down, an OCPD officer opened the door for her to leave and when she started walking toward the door, she bumped into the officer and screamed, “Get the **** out of my way.”

The officer grabbed Smith’s arm to escort her to the side, and she grabbed onto the officer and started swinging her arms, striking the side of the officer’s head multiple times, police said.

Police said Smith was then arrested and that it took three officers to pin her down and handcuff her.

Police said Smith yelled, “**** you, you Asian bitch,” at the OCPD officer. The officer reportedly attempted to grab Smith by the hair to pull her off, but her hair turned out to be a wig and was removed in the process.

This story appears in the print version of Ocean City Today on April 22, 2022.

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