USA News

Slippery Florida woman throws fake snake to avoid arrest, police say

US HEADLINES:

A Florida woman was arrested after crashing into several cars and throwing a fake snake at pursuing police officers to avoid arrest, authorities said.

The five-mile chase began at around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday when the unidentified woman sped off at high speeds as authorities were trying to pull over a different vehicle in Martin County, news station WTAP reported.

A deputy then pursued the woman’s pickup truck, which slammed on its brakes, forcing pursing officers to swerve, authorities said.

A civilian’s vehicle was crashed into and overturned as the woman tried to hit police vehicles, authorities said.
Fox35

The woman took off again and attempted to hit three police cruisers, before crashing into a civilian vehicle and causing it to flip and injure three other people, authorities said.

Ads

“She came out of the vehicle and instead of surrendering, she threw what looked like a real snake at our deputy,” Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said.

Snyder said the object, later determined to be a rubber snake, was thrown just moments after the deputy had holstered his gun.

fake snake
When the woman exited her vehicle, she threw what officers first thought was a real snake.
Martin County Sheriff’s Office

“Fortunately for her, instead of re-engaging with the firearm, he goes for a Taser and ends it right there,” remarks Snyder.

“If she had thrown that snake, when the gun was out, we may be talking about police officer-involved shooting right now.”

RELATED:  Possible motive in murder of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen revealed in new court records

Police have charged the woman with aggravated assault and aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer.

police vehicle, truck in road
The woman has been charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer.
Fox35

Latest US Breaking News & World News Today More Updates

News Today || News Headlines || World || Canada || Health || Technology News || UK News

Source

Tags
Show More

Related Articles

Back to top button
Close