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Belligerent 'Sally' speedster cited for disorderly conduct

During an investigation for a domestic assault allegation on Halloween, Cloquet police officers noticed a bizarre scene, even for the holiday.

A woman dressed as "Sally" — a character from the cartoon movie "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas" — was speeding down Carlton Avenue on a small motorcycle, which was covered in a white sheet in an attempt to make it look like the movie's "Zero" dog character, according to a Cloquet Police Department incident report.

Concerned about the darkness and the high number of pedestrians on the street, officers stopped the bike and informed the woman she was not allowed to operate the motorcycle on the road and it needed a headlight.

The woman, identified in the report as Tori Markovich of Cloquet, then became belligerent and refused to identify herself to police officers. She "began freaking out and using the F-word" in front of numerous children and families who were trick-or-treating. Markovich's mother and sister arrived on the scene shortly after officers made the stop and attempted to get her to leave the scene.

Eventually, CPD allowed Markovich's mother to follow her home and ensure she got off the road. Officers also informed Markovich that she would be receiving a citation in the mail for no headlights, no proof of insurance and disorderly conduct.

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb has been a reporter for the Pine Journal since October 2018. He previously worked as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle from 2015-2018. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. 

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