It's not entirely clear exactly what Quintessa Scott hoped to achieve yesterday evening by randomly thrusting herself at/grinding on customers trying to enter K S Beauty Supply at 9191 Forest Lane. If her goal was to scare away business, it was a success. Police say her unsolicited advances sent multiple would-be patrons scurrying back to their cars. If, rather, she was aiming to piss off the store owner, that worked, too. He emerged not long after Scott showed up and told her to leave. Instead, she walked up to store owner and his son and "performed sexual gestures and sounds," the specific nature of which are probably best left to the imagination.
Police showed up at about that time and they, too, told Scott to leave. Again, she refused. She had come to the shopping center to get beauty supplies and no way was she going to leave without them -- unless, of course, the officers would give her a ride to another store in their squad car. They agreed to give her a lift, though their destination -- the Lew Sterrett Justice Center, where she was being taken for disturbing the peace -- probably didn't have quite the range of cosmetics she had in mind.
Before they set off, however, officers took a look through Scott's belongings, which she apparently kept in a box. Inside were two purses, one large, one small, containing a predictable array of IDs, makeup and other personal effects. More interesting was what filled the remainder of the box: several color-coded binders, each filled with page after page of fake money. There were also lots of separate photos of the Ben Franklin from the $100 bill and dozens of small tags that said "Twenty USA."
"I am making fans with that paper," she told officers according to the police report. "That is why I have it."
She had a tougher time explaining the journal officers found, which explained in painstaking detail how Scott planned to go about distributing her counterfeit cash and the supplies she would need to continue doing so.
And so, what started out as a bizarre but minor arrest for disturbing the peace suddenly turned into something much much more serious. Dallas police called in the U.S. Secret Service to investigate, and her bond was set at an amazingly high $100,000.
Luckily, Scott should have no trouble paying that -- in cash no less -- just as soon as she gets her binders back.