Sandra Reid was absent from Tuesday night's city council meeting. She announced the day before that she pled guilty to a disorderly conduct charge she received last year.
Dauphin County District Attorney, Ed Marsico, said she interfered with an arrest at 15th and State Streets back in November. Marsico said she ignored requests by police to let them do their work. She was ordered to pay about $253.00 in fines and court costs.
Earlier Tuesday, Reid sent out a tweet directed at Pennlive's readers. The newspaper published a story on Monday about Reid's guilty plea. Some of the people who commented on the story want Reid removed from office, others are calling her ignorant.
Reid tweeted, "@Pennlive, maybe if I killed myself that would make your readers happy."
FOX43 informed Harrisburg city council president, Wanda Williams that Reid sent out the tweet. Williams was shocked and saddened. She says Reid had a hard time coping with the situation.
"It's had an emotional, very badly emotional effect on her. Mentally as well. She's very traumatized by what happened," said Williams.
Williams told FOX43 she was leaving the meeting and going to Reid's home to check on her. As of this posting, FOX43 hasn't heard from Williams.
The deadline to submit petitions for a seat on city council was Tuesday at 4:30pm. Reid did not turn in any papers, therefore she will not be seeking a second term as a council member. It's a move that other council members, as well as the mayor, say they saw coming.