The topless woman who drove a stolen front end loader into a Montana apartment complex has been charged with four felonies and two misdemeanors after doing $1,600 in damage to the apartment complex, according to reports.
Officers detained the woman at the scene and interviewed a witness who stated the front end loader crashed into his upstairs window and the woman, who lived in the upstairs apartment next door, climbed into her own upstairs apartment from the front end loader, grabbed some clothes and was trying to leave before officers arrived, according to the Great Falls Tribune.
According to the Great Falls Police Department’s probable cause affidavit, officers responded just after 8 a.m. to the Fox Hollow Apartments with a report of a female running a tractor into a building.
Police told the newspaper that after the incident that the woman was topless during her joyride, but the affidavit does not state whether or not she was wearing a shirt.
Topless woman used front end loader to get to upstairs apartment
When told she could be charged with criminal endangerment, the woman told officers, “I was very careful and I nudged the bucket up to his (the neighbor’s) apartment,” according to the newspaper.
According to police the woman allegedly did over $1,000 in damage to the loader’s dashboard, in addition to the $1,600 in damage to the apartment building and hundreds in damage to a church lawn she allegedly drove through on her way to the apartment.
There was also damage to the front gate, fence and a pickup truck at the business where the loader was stolen, according to an affidavit from the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office.
The woman has been charged with theft, criminal mischief and criminal endangerment, all felonies, as well as misdemeanor criminal mischief and criminal trespass to property. Witnesses told police the woman and her boyfriend were screaming at each other, according to reports.
Molly Broxholm, an apartment resident, was woken up by the sound, according to channel 3 KRTV.com. She said that it appeared that the woman driving the excavator was topless at the time.
“Woke up to the sound of crunching thinking someone was doing yard work until we hear people yelling, looked out the window and saw this, on and smashing its way in. She then proceeded to climb into her window above us and get clothes,” Broxholm told the television station.
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