Las Cruces, NM – @copwatch obtained police lapel video footage of Country music star Gretchen Wilson, of the famous Grammy Award winning song “Redneck Woman,” recently played at the Las Cruces Music Festival in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Wilson claimed the problem started with her room service not being delivered and with her being a celebrity. Wilson claims it was backlash for complaining to the hotel.
Late into the night staff at Hotel Encanto had given her warnings to quiet down. The staff then gave up and called Las Cruces Police to come out and evict Wilson and another occupant from their two hotel rooms. Fire and Police Videos YouTube channel obtained footage from the City of Las Cruces Police Department of the incident.
Wilson was initially cordial to officers about the situation and explained that her, and her fiancé which she called “babe”, were drinking some wine after she had performed at the music festival.
Once she was evicted by the police, she began packing her bags all while questioning Las Cruces Police Department on why they weren’t hearing her side of the story.
“You should probably be somewhere else, looking at some real s**t and not here doing this,” said Wilson
Later on during the eviction she asked why police didn’t interview other guests about the incident “What the f**k happened to our words against others?”
The Las Cruces Police Department handled the entire situation in a professional manner and did not escalate the situation between Wilson and hotel staff. Police were clear from the beginning on why they were there, and it was to evict her from her hotel rooms.
Wilson took to Twitter to say in two tweets:
Was a guest in Las Cruces NM yest & had a blast w/ the people there. However, you should all band together to put Hotel Encanto out of business. Had to wait 2 hrs for breakfast. Then they sent police to kick me out in the middle of the night for no reason. I complied. Home early.
I got off stage at 11:30pm. At 12:30pm I was only talking in my room. The hotel informed me that QUIET HOURS started at 10pm. Wrong hotel for 3rd shifters.
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