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.
By Kieran Corcoran For Dailymail. An Air Force veteran and former Playboy model was arrested for taking an American flag from campus protesters who were trampling on it. Michelle Manhart, 38, was handcuffed by police at Valdosta State University, Georgia, and driven off in a patrol car after grabbing the Stars and Stripes and refusing to return it to the student demonstrators. Video footage of the event, on Friday, shows Manhart struggling with officers, who force her to the ground after she refuses to let the flag go. Scroll down for video. Struggle: Manhart, 38, is shown, left, refusing to release a flag which protesters were trampling on. In the right-hand photograph she is seen being arrested at Valdosta State University in Georgia. Cause: Manhart came to the campus because she heard students were walking on the flag, as seen above.
This is the third year the calendar has been produced. Proceeds from the sale are divided among several military charities, all with a focus on troops injured overseas. Shortly after it hit store shelves, she was discharged for improper use of her uniform — several of the shots featured parts of the standard service dress. Since then, she has appeared nude again in a series of ads produced by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Manhart lives in Texas with her husband and two children, and said she is in discussions to appear in several films and be a reality show regular this fall.
In January she was relieved of duty and placed under investigation for posing nude in Playboy magazine. Manhart was born in Oakland, California. After her parents divorced, Manhart grew up living in Chico and Susanville, California. Manhart joined the United States Air Force in , and is married with two children.