Woman accused of throwing snake at driver, stealing car and then crashing it

A woman stole a vehicle after throwing a snake at the driver, then crashed through barricades set up for a pole-vaulting exhibition in South Carolina.

Greenville Police identified the suspect as 29-year-old Hilmary Moreno-Berrios. They say she was injured in Friday's crash but was discharged from hospital on Monday.

Authorities say Moreno-Berrios demanded a woman's keys and then threw a live black snake at her.

She drove the stolen SUV with the snake still in it into barriers set up for the Liberty Bridge Jump-Off.


CITY CAMERAS CAPTURE CARJACKER CRASHING THROUGH EVENT SITEVideo (no audio is available) released today by the City of Greenville shows Hilmary Moreno-Berrios, 29, plowing through the Liberty Bridge Jump-Off event site moments after carjacking an SUV Friday night by swinging wooden sticks and throwing a black snake at the female victim. This footage shows the terrifying moments as Moreno-Berrios barrels down Main Street and onto the Liberty Bridge- narrowly missing several people as they scatter towards safety!The suspect was caught a short time later by GPD officers after she struck a moving vehicle containing a mother and daughter and attempting to flee. Miraculously, no one was injured.Moreno-Berrios remains in custody. She has been charged with Carjacking and Malicious Damage to Personal Property along with 5 additional moving violations.#gvlpd

Posted by Greenville Police Department on Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Moreno-Berrios is charged with carjacking, malicious damage to property and five traffic violations.

Police say the snake was not venomous and was released in nearby woods.

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