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Woman Drives into Guard in Car Theft Attempt: Cops

The guard was trying to stop the suspect from driving out of a hospital parking lot when she "struck and carried him several feet," Joliet Cmdr. Rich Demick said.

A Joliet woman whom police say brazenly swiped a car from a hospital valet parking lot and drove into the security guard trying to stop her was charged with aggravated battery and vehicle theft.

The incident occurred at about 9:50 a.m. Dec. 23, when Jaimie Kinney emerged from the front entrance of Provena St. Joseph Medical Center, observed a minivan with its key in the ignition and climbed behind the wheel, Joliet police Cmdr. Rich Demick said.

A security guard on duty knew the van did not belong to Kinney, 20, of 358 N. Broadway, and attempted to block her exit from the parking lot, Demick said.

Instead of stopping, however, she "struck and carried him several feet," eventually running into a curb and then a tree, he said.

The guard suffered injuries to his arm and ribs, and was admitted to Provena, Demick said. The minivan was seriously damaged.

Demick credited the security guard, a former Joliet police cadet, with spotting Kinney before she was able exit the lot and steal the car.

Kinney was arrested in April 2012 on charges of aggravated battery of a police officer and felony theft and again in October for failing to appear at a court hearing.

She's being held in Will County jail in lieu of $7,500 bond.

Clutche January 01, 2013 at 01:03 AM
Another medicaid/welfare loser
Suzy January 01, 2013 at 05:14 AM
What a lovely racist comment!
D to the T January 01, 2013 at 05:26 PM
Wow
sweet heart January 13, 2013 at 09:31 PM
Yeah she should get jail time. Get her a nice bond time tooo, What a ding bat, Why would you do that to a police officer that terrible, Now he suffering in the hospitial Glad this ding bat beind bar:s. Dont for get to wash that wornny hair and please take a shower while you are in there for a long time, lolo

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