Woman drives her car into a T-Mobile store after being told she would have to pay for a new phone
A 26-year old woman was arrested by police on Thursday after driving her car into a T-Mobile store in Palm Springs, Florida. The day before, Shinobia Montoria Wright had appeared at the same T-Mobile store demanding a new iPhone to replace her own model, which had a cracked screen. Wright had told the store manager that it was her birthday and that she was going to "bug out" if she didn't get a new phone. The manager said that she appeared to be under the influence of a substance.
Shot down in an attempt to score a new handset, the next day Wright drove her 2005 Nissan Armada SUV into the front door of the T-Mobile store, injuring a store employee who had a display case fall on him. After exiting the car, Wright continued her attack on the store by smashing glass displays using a squeegee. When a store employee tried to stop her from entering an area designated for workers only, she hit the man on the neck causing "visible damage" to it.
After telling the cops that she was having a bad day, Wright opened up to them at the hospital. There, she revealed that she became pissed when learning that she would have to pay for a replacement iPhone even though she had insurance. The cops have determined that drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the incident, which caused more than $30,000 in damage to the store.
Wright has been charged with aggravated battery, battery, burglary, criminal mischief over $1,000 and reckless driving. She also went through successful surgery to fix her forearms, which were hurt in the crash. The police have detained her thanks to Florida's Baker Act, which allows her to be held involuntarily for up to 72 hours as she goes through a mental health exam.
source: PalmBeachPost, WPTV