After a woman shot up YouTube yesterday, we might have thought that was it. But a Colorado woman, Shayanne Maestas, 21, stabbed a police officer in the neck and stole his patrol unit yesterday. A manhunt, er, womanhunt ensued. She was located about 30 miles away from the scene of the crime and arrested.
An officer with the Rocky Ford Police responded to a call for a welfare check just after 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. As he spoke to the reporting party on the porch of her home, another woman came out and ambushed him, stabbing him in the neck with a knife. Then she ran to his police vehicle and drove off.
The officer was transported to the hospital. The knife barely missed his carotid artery, so he is expected to recover. Though the officer has not been named, KKTV reports that it may be the Chief’s son.
“He was lucky to survive the attack.” Rocky Ford Police Chief
Meanwhile, police began an intense search for Maestas. The police unit she absconded with had no GPS, so it was difficult to locate her. But with the help of multiple police agencies all the way to New Mexico… and the fact that she crashed the unit, destroying all four tires helped tremendously. The suspect was reportedly still sitting in the driver’s seat, and the officer’s weapon, an AR-15, was still in the vehicle when she was located. A second gun has not been recovered.
Rocky Ford is a very small town in Otero County, Colorado. With a population of less than 5,000, neighbors say they “look out for each other.”
A neighbor here says this is a quiet neighborhood where everyone looks out for each other. He didn’t realize woman had taken off in police vehicle: “the police car was gone, I thought he had gone.” @KOAA pic.twitter.com/ENMjvV3Zd3
— Jessica Barreto (@BarretoReports) April 3, 2018
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