RICHMOND, Ky. (CBS/WLKY) Daniela Gaskie, a 22-year-old central Kentucky beauty queen, lost her crown because police say she went on a royal rampage.
Gaskie was Miss Kentucky Latina until pageant officials learned about her arrest last week after police said she stabbed a gas station attendant and beat up a pharmacist in Richmond, south of Lexington.
Mary Ann McKinney, a pharmacist at M&M Drug, said she saw a woman beating on her car. McKinney said she walked outside and the woman started beating her.
"She immediately kicked me with her knee into my abdomen and ripped at me and tore my glasses off and ripped my neck and scratched me and busted my lip. Had a knot on my head. She was quite wild," McKinney said to CBS affiliate WLKY.
Police said the woman McKinney wrestled was Gaskie.
Police said Gaskie also stabbed an attendant at a gas station across the street from the drugstore.
Police charged Gaskie with assault, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief. Her arrest report stated officers detected alcohol on her breath and that she told them she was being profiled for being "Mexican."
The Miss Latina U.S. organization said they want to support her with any difficulties she is facing, but with charges pending, she is not the role model they want. They stripped her of her title Tuesday.
"She wasn't a very good example of anything that night," McKinney said.
McKinney said she first learned about the title Gaskie held when her friends looked into her car and saw a Miss Kentucky Latina sash.
Calls to Gaskie and her husband were not returned.
The Miss U.S. Latina organization said if they had known Gaskie was married, they would have taken away her crown sooner.
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