A 51-year-old woman tried to run over a security guard in a hospital parking lot, then drove straight into a deputy’s vehicle, California authorities reported.
The deputies responded to initial incident outside Victor Valley Hospital in Victorville at 1:25 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.
A woman in a black Toyota Corolla tried to hit a security guard in the parking lot near the emergency room, then fled, police said.
When officers arrived, the woman returned and walked directly toward a patrol vehicle before circling around it and fleeing, officers said.
Officers chased the woman and caused her to crash in a courthouse parking lot, the sheriff’s department said.
She refused to get out of her car, so officers fired pepper balls at her until she surrendered, officials said.
Lynn Duenaslujan, of Victorville, faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer and evading police, deputies said.
Police are asking anyone with information to call 760-241-2911 or leave an anonymous tip at 1-800-782-7463.
Victorville is about 85 miles northeast of Los Angeles.