Woman tries to bite officer during Santa Paula theft arrest

A Santa Paula woman was arrested in connection with a vehicle theft Sunday morning, officials said.

Officers responded about 10:10 a.m. to the incident in the 1200 block of Orchard Street, Santa Paula police said.

The vehicle owner told police he was warming up the vehicle as he was headed to church and left it unattended, officials said. When he came back, it was gone, and he contacted police, officials said.

Before officers arrived to the scene, the man saw a woman driving his vehicle around the neighborhood, officials said.

The owner jumped in front of the vehicle to stop it, jumped through an open window and took control of the vehicle, officials said.

Nadia Estrada, 24, and another woman fled from the vehicle, but Estrada was found in the area after a short foot chase, officials said.

While Estrada was being taken into custody, she tried to bite an officer, officials said. Police said they tried to arrest her two days before in a separate incident and that she also attempted to bite officers.

Estrada was taken to Ventura County jail on suspicion of vehicle theft and resisting arrest, officials said.

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Comments » 4

Tiredoflibs writes:

Okay, we put down dogs that bite people so...

Luvee writes:

I've heard of taking a bite out of crime, but this is too much.

ms_reason writes:

Leaving your car on unattended isn't very smart. As far as the criminal, I wonder if she's already out of jail or almost out.

Moon5 writes:

I hope her rabbies shots are up to date!

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