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Police: Southern MN woman uses skateboard to elude officer

Maria Tzep-Lopez

A woman found a unique way to attempt to flee an officer twice on Wednesday.

Posted: Sep 13, 2018 10:42 AM
Updated: Sep 13, 2018 10:44 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A woman found a unique way to attempt to flee an officer twice on Wednesday.
Rochester police said 19-year-old Maria Guadalupe Tzep-Lopez was able to get away from an officer on Thursday via skateboard.
Police say the woman was skateboarding in a high-traffic area Wednesday morning at 2nd St. and 2nd Ave. when the officer put his hands up for her to stop. The woman allegedly ducked under his hands and continued skateboarding at a quick speed forcing pedestrians to jump out of the way.
Later in the day, the same officer on bike patrol saw the same woman in about the same location.
Police say Guadalupe Tzep-Lopez recognized the cop and tried to go around him again. The cop put his bike in front of the skateboard and caused the woman to fall.
The woman had five packages of butane honey oil in a backpack, refused to identify herself and was able to slip her cuffs off while in custody. She also ripped out the wiring to the camera system in the car. She is facing a felony charge for damaging property.
The cost to fix the camera system is at least $1,000.

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