Delegate Ariana Kelly (D-Montgomery) is a rising star in the Maryland Democratic party who is said to be considering running for the House seat being vacated by Rep Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), who is running for the senate seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD). But the 39-year-old state lawmaker was arrested last month and charged with trespassing and indecent exposure in a confrontation with her ex-husband which thankfully did not escalate to violence but did lead to Kelly aggressively jostling her bare breasts in his direction as she stood in his doorway and refused his demands to leave.
Kelly and ex-husband Barak Sanford were divorced in November.
According to the Post and the Bethesda Magazine, charging documents say Kelly was dropping off her children at her ex-husband’s house when she became upset after finding that her ex’s new fiance was in the house.
According to Sanford, Kelly became agitated and began repeatedly ringing the doorbell and banging on the door. Sanford asked her to leave and she refused.
At this point Sanford began filming the confrontation (apparently through the doorway?) while Kelly continued to ring the doorbell and expose her breasts and “with one breast in each hand [shake] them up and down” in the direction of the camera.
When police arrived they advised Delegate Kelly that she could be arrested for trespassing and indecent exposure. Kelly said “Arrest me then”, and put her wrists together in a gesture asking to be arrested.
She was arrested.