An Air Force veteran and former Playboy model was caught on video wrestling with police and protesters over an American flag that she thought was mistreated on a Georgia college campus on Friday. Michelle Manhart -- known for resigning from the Air Force after she appeared in a Playboy spread -- picked up a tattered flag that demonstrators at Valdosta State University had trampled, the New York Daily News reports. As part of their protest against racial inequality, some students stamped on the American flag, but Manhart took offense to their treatment of Old Glory. She showed up, she claimed, because a student called and told her the flag was being defaced.
This story was updated April 20, , to reflect the fact that she completed her contract and was discharged as a staff sergeant. Is it her? She's cruising slow, windows down, through a flat stretch of Lackland Air Force Base. Steering the black pickup with her left hand, the other tapping cell phone digits with a glossy fingernail. He's roadside.
Michelle Manhart, a former staff sergeant in the U. Air Force who left the military after posing in uniform for Playboy , was detained by university police at Valdosta State University in Georgia after snatching away an American flag from a group of black students. The students were standing on the flag as a symoblic protest against racism.
Michelle D. In January she was relieved of duty and placed under investigation for posing nude in Playboy magazine. Manhart, a California native, joined the Air Force in , and is married with two children. She was photographed for Playboy 's February issue in uniform, partially clothed and completely nude.