Woman who pushed cop onto Tube tracks jailed for spitting at police officerFebruary 24, 2020
A transgender woman who spat at a police officer after being arrested for hurling shopping baskets at other customers has been jailed.
Paris Valeta Bregazzi, 32, previously pushed a police officer onto London Underground train tracks in 2017, leaving the officer lucky to escape with his life. She was back in court today after storming into a department store in Kensington and smashing a china display, before leaving the shop and attacking a driver.
She threw objects from the street at a car waiting at traffic lights, causing two dents. After that she went into a pharmacy, picked up two shopping baskets and threw them at another shopper while screaming that they should get their hair braided, then pushed a woman into the road.
Jailing Bregazzi for 12 weeks, District Judge Michael Snow said: ‘You are a woman of significant violence. You regularly hit and hurt other people. Whilst under the influence of drugs – which makes things worse, not better – you damaged property, used baskets as a weapon to throw at the first lady and pushed her against the wall.
‘Even more frighteningly, you pushed a woman into the middle of the road. You could have caused her significant danger. Finally, you assaulted a sergeant by spitting at him. These crimes are so serious only custody can be justified.’
Bregazzi has previous convictions for more than 60 offences including assault, harassment and shoplifting designer frocks and handbags dating back to 2007.
In 2018 she was handed a suspended sentence for pushing PC Sam Chegwin onto a Tube line and jailed weeks later for kneeing PC Florina Russ in the chest.
Bregazzi, appearing by video link for her latest rampage, grinned as the sentence was passed and interrupted the judge to ask: ‘So when is my release date, then?’
Judge Snow replied: ‘About six weeks. Comply with the courts or you’ll be back in more trouble.’
Lesley Hayes, defending, said: ‘What’s particularly telling is what you heard from the mental health team, that Miss Bregazzi was suffering from withdrawal symptoms.
‘She appears to have made efforts, positive efforts, to come off the crystal meth. What could have been the beginning of a turning point has catapulted her back to court.
‘She asks you to take into account that she is remorseful, has made efforts and is suffering with borderline personality disorder.’
During the incident in 2017, Bregazzi was heard shouting at another passenger at Hanger Lane station: ‘You are just a black African slave, you are a n*****.’
When PC Sam Chegwin told her to ‘calm down’ and pushed her in the chest to keep her away from him, Bregazzi, who had recently had breast implants, dumped the officer down into the tracks.
PC Chegwin’s head landed two inches from the live rail line but he scrambled back onto the platform and arrested Bregazzi, who told officers she had downed four bottles of Italian bubbly and taken drugs.
A train passed through minutes later and the officer was ‘extremely fortunate’ to not have been killed.
Weeks later Bregazzi was arrested for kneeing PC Russ in the chest while being arrested for throwing a brick at a parked car.
In an interview she explained she was ‘not in a good mood’.
Five days later, while on bail, she sprayed Paco Rabanne perfume in the face of security officer Rashpal Mudahar at Waterloo station.
Asked why she did it, Bregazzi said: ‘She shouldn’t have said I smelled, the stupid b***h.’
In 2016 she tried on thousands of pounds worth of designer dresses before stealing a £895 Peter Pilotto Kia Print dress.
Bregazzi, of Haringey, north London, admitted two counts of criminal damage, one of common assault and one of assaulting a police officer.