Amanda Koehl (from Normal, Illinois), says she has a defense as to why she assaulted a homeless man at 2nd/Broadway downtown on Saturday Night & tried to rob him of his beloved dog – She told an officer she did it because “I have money” & “can give the dog a better life“. We’re excited to see how that works in a Nashville courtroom, where she will appear before Judge Coleman.
Officers were dispatched to 200 Broadway to a report of a white female assaulting a male. Upon arrival, the victim informed police that Amanda Koehl approached him and tried to snatch his dog. During this robbery attempt, both the victim and multiple witnesses confirm that Koehl was hitting the victim in the back as she attempted to steal the dog. The victim was able to get his puppy dog back from Koehl.
Once separated, officers report that Koehl has slurred speech, her face was read, and she admitted to recently consuming several alcoholic drinks. Once in the back of the transport car, Amanda Koehl stated that she believes she can give the dog a better life because the victim is homeless and she has money.
What is this 21yo’s experience that she can provide better for this puppy. According to her social media, here is her school and work history:
Koehl is charged with misdemeanor public intox, and felony attempted robbery. Koehl bonded out on a $2500 bond via A Around The Clock Bonding and will appear in court 12/08.
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OFFICER WAS DISPATCHED TO 200 BROADWAY CONCERNING A FEMALE ASSAULTING A MALE. WHEN OFFICER ARRIVED, THE VICTIM INFORMED OFFICER THAT THE DEFENDANT APPROACHED HIM AND ATTEMPTED TO SNATCH HIS DOG AWAY FROM HIM. IN ADDITION, THE VICTIM AND MULTIPLE WITNESSES INFORMED OFFICER THAT THE DEFENDANT WAS HITTING THE VICTIM IN THE BACK SEVERAL TIMES WITH A PIECE OF CARDBOARD AS SHE ATTEMPTED TO SNATCH HIS DOG AWAY. EVENTUALLY, THE VICTIM WAS ABLE TO RE-GAIN COMPLETE CONTROL OF HIS PUPPY DOG AND WITNESSES CALLED POLICE.
WHEN OFFICER ARRIVED, THE DEFENDANT WAS INTOXICATED FROM THE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL. HER SPEECH WAS SLURRED, HER FACE WAS RED AND SHE HAD RECENTLY CONSUMED SEVERAL ALCOHOLIC DRINKS. WHILE THE DEFENDANT WAS BEING TRANSPORTED TO JAIL, SHE STATED WITHOUT QUESTIONING THAT SHE BELIEVES SHE CAN GIVE THE DOG A BETTER LIFE BECAUSE THE VICTIM IS HOMELESS AND SHE HAS MONEY. DUE TO THE STATEMENTS OF THE VICTIM AND WITNESSES, OFFICER TOOK THE DEFENDANT INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT INCIDENT.
Koehl has deactivated her social media accounts since the publication of this arrest: