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Woman steals, crashes police car in Fayetteville

Posted September 2, 2013

— As police tried to subdue a woman armed with a hammer Monday afternoon, the woman got into the empty police car and drove it away.

Police were called to Campground Church Road just after 5 p.m. on the report of a person with a weapon. When they arrived, they found the woman waving a hammer. Officers tried to use a Taser on the woman, but it didn't work.

The woman hopped in the car and drove onto Morganton Road. At the intersection of Morganton and Skibo roads, she collided with four other cars. Police arrested the woman and took her to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

They did not release the woman's name or say whether anyone else was hurt in the wreck.

Woman steals, crashes Fayetteville police car Woman steals, crashes Fayetteville police car


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  • thepeopleschamp Sep 3, 2013

    "Just saying it is not a crime to carry a hammer in your hand , strange but not criminal." mrcrzyman

    She wasn't just walking with a hammer, callers reported she was waiving it around. How hard is it to put the hammer down when told to do so? I didn't see any reports of the 100's of other people in Fayetteville that carry hammers from one location to another getting tazed. So there must have been something more to this than just minding her own business.

  • mrcrzyman Sep 3, 2013

    I saw this woman only minutes before all this. She was walking calmly down the street with a hammer. I know that is not common but not illegal either. Maybe she was unbalanced or maybe after she was tazed for carrying a hammer, that she would try to get out of the area the best way possible. What is next? Somebody calls for an old man with a weapon "cane" walking down the street. Just saying it is not a crime to carry a hammer in your hand , strange but not criminal.

  • Holy Carp. Sep 3, 2013

    What is it with women and using hammers as weapons lately? This is like the 3rd or 4th time I've seen this in the past few months...

  • Billy the Kid Sep 3, 2013

    But the golo peanut gallery says that tasers work ALL of the time.

  • lopo Sep 3, 2013

    She wreck 4 cars causing major damage and risking the lives of the public, just because they want to use non-deadly force. But instead she turned the lives of innocent people upside down. She pulled a weapon, a hammer she should have been warned and then dropped with a .45 cal round. keeping all this from happening.

  • 68_dodge_polara Sep 3, 2013

    Don't taze me bro!