Woman Accused Of Dousing Bank With Gasoline, Using Baby As Human Shield From Cops

Evelyn Misumi threatened to set a Bank of America in Murphy, Texas on fire if they didn't give her cash.

A woman in Texas doused the lobby of a bank with gasoline in an attempt to rob it and then used a baby as a human shield when cops tried to apprehend her, police said.

Evelyn Misumi, 36, went into a Bank Of America in Murphy, Texas around 1:30 p.m. on Monday, according to KXAS-TV in Fort Worth. She poured lighter fluid and gasoline on the floor all around the lobby of the bank, police said, and then she demanded cash and threatened to set the room on fire. She started waving a hammer too, apparently for breaking open cash registers, according to authorities.

Police arrived and Misumi ran out of the building, according to KDFW in Dallas. The cops used pepper spray and a Taser on her, to make sure she didn't run away. Somehow, she got to her car and actually pulled out a small child to use as a human shield from police. They did not draw their guns, because she had the child in her hands. The dramatic moment where police grabbed the baby from Misumi was caught on video.

In a tense moment, officers were able to wrest the baby away from Misumi unharmed. Misumi was arrested and charged with child endangerment and robbery. She was taken to the Collin County Detention Center, and the baby was taken to a local hospital as a precaution, according to KXAS-TV.

[Photo: Collin County Sheriff's Office]

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