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Police: Woman throws snake at victim in carjacking

3 years 10 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, July 09 2019 Jul 9, 2019 July 09, 2019 8:02 AM July 09, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: WPSD

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Police say a woman stole a vehicle after throwing a nonvenomous snake at the driver, then crashed through barricades set up for a pole vaulting exhibition in a South Carolina city.

In a news release, Greenville Police identified the suspect as 29-year-old Hilmary Moreno-Berrios. They said she was hurt in Friday's crash, and released from the hospital on Monday. Authorities say Moreno-Berrios demanded a woman's keys and threw a live, black snake at her.

They say she then drove the stolen SUV with the snake still in it into barriers set up for the Liberty Bridge Jump-Off. Moreno-Berrios is charged with carjacking, malicious damage to property and five traffic violations.

It wasn't known if she had a lawyer. Police say the snake was released in nearby woods.

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