Kasandra Ayala, 32, has been accused of kidnapping, taking a motor vehicle without permission, and several assault counts after allegedly holding a car salesman imprisoned during a test drive
A routine test drive at a Washington state-owned car company took a dangerous turn at the weekend when police said a woman had kidnapped a salesman and led the police on a chase, ending with the runaway Kia Optima ramming two patrol cars and wounded an officer.
Kasandra Ayala, 32, from Spokane, was arrested Saturday and charged with kidnapping, taking a motor vehicle without permission, and various counts of abuse.
According to a statement from the Spokane Police Department, the bizarre incident began to unfold at 2 p.m. on Saturday, when the police received a phone call from a salesman at Dave Smith Nissan telling them he was on trial with a couple and that the female driver refused to return the 2016 white Kia Optima to the dealer or to let him out of the vehicle.
Police say Ayala has taken this 2016 Kia Optima on a test drive with Dave Smith Nissan in Spokane, Washington, Saturday and police led a chase
The pursuit ended after a police sergeant used his patrol vehicle (right) to ram the runaway Kia
The car dealer employee remained on the phone with the police and kept updating the location of the car. Patrol units quickly located the Kia allegedly operated by Kasandra Ayala and tried to persuade it.
Ayala, however, refused to stop and, according to the department, led the police on a slow pursuit.
During the chase, the officers continued to receive updates from the victim, who told them that Ayala said she would not stop. The man told the police that he was afraid she would harm him.
At one point the woman said to the seller: & I hope you are ready to die today. & # 39;
Ayala, who was slightly injured, appeared in court on Monday with a huge bruise on her left eye. Her bond was set at $ 20,000
& # 39; During the 911 call, the police forwarder could hear a woman in the background & # 39 ;, said the police statement. & # 39; She exclaimed she knew the victim was on the phone with the police, but she wouldn't stop. & # 39;
While the hunt continued, Ayala rode into a parking lot, where the police tried to keep her in, but she was able to dodge them and leave.
Ayala, who is married mum-of-two, has reportedly admitted having used meth and has spoken of cleansing the world of demons
Now driving at higher speeds, Ayala ended up in the area of 14th Avenue and Latawa Street, where there is a dead end.
Officers tried again to block the Kia with their patrol vehicles, but Aayala is said to have been rammed by the cruisers and damaged three of them.
Determined to stop Ayala in an attempt to protect the victim and the general public, a patrol sergeant used his car to ram the Kia, ending the pursuit.
Ayala and one of the officers on the ground sustained minor injuries and were taken to a hospital to be evaluated.
During her first appearance in court on Monday, Ayala appeared with her left eye looking heavily bruised and swollen. A judge set her bond at $ 20,000.
Judicial documents reveal that at the start of the fateful test drive in the car, Ayala reported to the station with an eight-year-old girl and a man KREM2.
She first dropped the child off at an unspecified location and later let the man go away after he told her: & # 39; Honey, I don't want any of this, let me out. & # 39;
During an interview with the police, Ayala reportedly admitted that she had used methamphetamine and told officers & # 39; her job is to clear the world of demons by collecting them in her body & # 39 ;, the court said .
Reportedly, Ayala told the kidnapped victim: "I hope you are ready to die today," causing the man to fear for his life during the test drive.
Ayala went on to say that & # 39; she & # 39; demons & # 39; and the & # 39; world clearer & # 39; started seeing methamphetamine two years ago, & # 39; and added that she expelled demons from her body while they spoke.
According to her Facebook page, Ayala is married, has two young children, and once worked for a wine distributor.
The police said in their statement that the woman had previously been in contact with the police in the Spokane area.
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