AZUSA (CBS) — Police say a woman in Azusa was riding her bicycle into cars on purpose so she could pressure drivers into giving her money.
One of the motorists called police after the 20-year-old woman was found crawling out from underneath their car near East Arrow Highway and South Azusa Avenue at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The woman fled and officers found her nearby. Paramedics treated her for some scratches and officers issued her a citation for alleged hit-and-run.READ MORE: Orange County Sees Drastic Spike In Anti-Asian Hate Incidents, Report Finds
Azusa police said the suspect, Celina Pangburn, of Azusa, also tried to pull the same stunt a few hours earlier on a driver a few blocks east of Hollenbeck Avenue.READ MORE: LAFD Captain Victor Aguirre Sues Owner Of Downtown LA Building That Blew Up, Burning Him Catastrophically
The case will reportedly be reviewed by the L.A. County District Attorney’s office to see if further action will be taken.MORE NEWS: Clippers’ New $1.8B Inglewood Arena, The Intuit Dome, Breaks Ground Friday