Florida woman throws fake snake at cop before arrest

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

The five-mile chase began around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday when the unidentified woman sped away at high speed as authorities attempted to stop another vehicle in Martin County, news station WTAP reported.

A deputy then gave chase to the woman’s pickup truck, which slammed on the brakes, forcing police officers to swerve, authorities said.

overturned car, police vehicles
A civilian’s vehicle was hit and overturned when the woman tried to hit police vehicles, authorities said.

The woman took off again and attempted to hit three police cruisers before colliding with a civilian vehicle, overturning it and injuring three other people, authorities said.

“She got out of the vehicle and instead of surrendering, she threw what appeared to be 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 moments after the deputy holstered his gun.

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As the woman got out of her vehicle, she threw what officers first thought was a real snake.
Martin County Sheriff’s Office

“Luckily for them, instead of getting involved with the gun again, he grabs a taser and finishes it right there,” notes Snyder.

“If she threw that snake when the gun was drawn, we could talk about shooting with cops now.”

Police have charged the woman with aggravated assault and aggravated assault by a police officer.

Police vehicle, truck on the road
The woman was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated assault on a police officer.

https://nypost.com/2022/05/19/florida-woman-throws-fake-snake-at-cop-before-arrest/ Florida woman throws fake snake at cop before arrest


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