Last week, the OB Rag reported that Larissa Danielli, an Ocean Beach woman, returned to her apartment building on November 3 in the aftermath of a fire that had begun in the unit above hers.
“The fire trucks had been there," the online publication reported, "and when she approached her apartment...she was blocked by San Diego police officers."
When firefighters had entered Danielli’s residence to inspect for fire or water damage, they discovered a cooler full of marijuana.
According to the Union-Tribune, “When an officer refused her entry due to the danger she fought with him, [a police spokesperson] said. She was taken into custody on charges of obstruction and child endangerment.”
In the comments section following the OB Rag story, on November 7, Danielli gave details of what occurred and what has happened since.
She said that when she arrived on the scene, she "realized the police had not protected my very EXPENSIVE DJ equipment and were letting it be water damaged [Danielli owns a DJ company]. I repeatedly requested that they move my equipment to a safer place and up off of the floor. The officer refused and I kept repeating my request. He then arrested me for ‘obstruction of justice.’”
As to the charges of child endangerment, the El Dorado apartment resident said, “My child was at DAYCARE and no where even NEAR the fire, my apartment, or me. But they pressed felony charges, went and picked my kid up from DAYCARE, REFUSED to allow family to take him, and placed him in a children’s home, where he still resides.
"I spent 5 days in jail for these trumped up charges and now have to fight CPS to get my child back.... Oh, and they ALSO took away my driver's license for having an MMJ card, saying that I am unable to drive if I have a medical marijuana card and I now have to fight the DMV also.”
After reading about Danielli’s situation, a commenter named Allen Lewis followed up with, “I just shared this sad story with one of my best friends who grew up in Mississippi in the 50′s and 60′s and the first words he said was… wow, ‘this lady is being treated like she’s black....’”