Florida woman seeks to escape police by throwing giant plastic snake at officer

During the chase, Laprade attempted to hit at least three sheriff’s patrol officers.

Photo: Martin County Sheriff’s Office/Courtesy

In her attempt not to be arrested after colliding with multiple vehicles, a Florida woman used a rarely seen trick, threw a fake snake at the officers.

According to WTAP, on Wednesday morning, Dawn LaShawn Laprade, 54, staged a five-mile chase as authorities tried to pull over another car in Martin County.

Authorities said that when a sheriff’s deputy followed the woman in a pickup truck, andShe braked and caused a police officer to swerve.

Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said: “Once he stopped, she intentionally swerved and tried to hit his bike.”. “In fact, he had to jump to avoid being hit,” he added.

Later, the woman accelerated again and tried to hit three police vehicles.

Three people were injured after the lady collided with a civilian car that ended up overturning.

“He got out of the vehicle and, instead of giving up, threw what looked like a real snake at our helper”, explained the bailiff.

Authorities discovered that the snake the woman had thrown at them was made of rubber, just before an officer put his gun back in the holster.

“Luckily for her, instead of going back to attack with the firearm, he reaches for a Taser and finishes it right there,” Snyder said.

“If she had thrown that snake, when the gun was out, we may be talking about a shooting involving a police officer at this point,” he added.

According to WKMG, the woman from Vero Beach, was arrested at the scene and faces multiple charges. They include four counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, as well as hit-and-run.
Laprade was jailed and held on $90,000 bond.

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