Evelyn Misumi was arrested after attempting to rob a bank, authorities said.
(Collin County Sheriff’s Office)
In an attempt to rob a bank, a Texas woman threatened to light the building on fire and used a child as a “human shield” after the authorities arrived at the scene, police said.
Evelyn Misumi on Thursday, allegedly poured gasoline in the lobby of a Bank of America in Murphy, Texas, threatening to light the building on fire in an attempted theft, FOX4 reported.
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After the authorities arrived, they used pepper spray and taser to prevent the 36-year-old escape, according to FOX4. But Misumi was able to get to her car, where authorities said an unknown child was located.
They took the child out of the car to hide behind him or her as the authorities would not shoot their weapons.
After tasing Misumi and the use of pepper spray, they were able to pry the child away from her. The news station reported that the child was not seriously injured.
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Misumi was arrested and later charged with child endangering and aggravated theft. She is being held in the Collin County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond, according to jail records.
Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.