Woman Throws Live Snake at Driver During Carjacking

Woman throws live snake during carjacking, drives off with the snake still inside 13 photos
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Some people can wield a weapon with much dexterity, but one woman from Greenville, South Carolina, can – and did – use an actual living snake as a weapon during a carjacking.
The woman has been identified by Greenville Police as Hilmary Moreno-Berrios, 29. She is currently in custody on a $25,000 bond and has been charged in relation to the incident. By the way, the incident ended with her smashing through barriers and into another vehicle, before she attempted to flee the cops on foot. She didn’t get too far, Greenville News reports.

“During the incident, Moreno-Berrios swatted at the victim with wooden sticks and then threw a live, black snake at her in an attempt to get her car keys, police said,” the report notes. “Police later released the snake into the woods near the apartment complex.”

First, they established that the snake wasn’t venomous, after recovering it from the car. Moreno-Berrios took the car, a 2005 Honda CR-V, and drove at at high speed, before smashing through barriers set up for a local event. She also crashed into another vehicle and abandoned her own ride, trying to make a run for it on foot. She was heading towards a nearby church when police caught up with her.

Damage caused by going through the barriers is estimated at over $17,000, the same report says. Moreno-Berrios was briefly hospitalized after complaining of shoulder pain, but was released from the hospital and into police custody at the beginning of the week. The other woman, whom she stole the car from, wasn’t hurt and neither were other civilians during the police chase.

She’s been charged with “carjacking and malicious damage to personal property” and “she also received five citations,” the same publication says. At the time of writing, it’s uncertain if she has retained an attorney.
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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