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Idaho Woman Punches Cop, Attempts To Steal Car

| by Will Hagle

An Idaho woman has been charged with two felony counts of assault on an officer and misdemeanor resisting arrest after an encounter in a stranger's car in Boise at 3:45 a.m. Saturday morning.

According to the New York Daily News, 25-year-old Andrea S. Espinosa was walking along the side of the road in Boise when a man pulled over to the side of the road to check on her. Espinosa allegedly entered the vehicle and instructed the man to start driving.

Rather than following Espinosa's strange orders, the man exited his vehicle and waived down a police car that was in the area. Espinosa then got behind the wheel of the car and attempted to drive away, but she was stopped by an officer that opened the driver's side door. In response, Espinosa allegedly punched the officer in the face and kneed him as she was taken into custody. 

According to KTVB, officers described Espinosa as "confused and inconsistent" during their encounter. She was taken to Ada County Jail, where she flashed a wide grin for her mugshot. 

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Espinosa's court date was scheduled for Monday afternoon. 

Sources: The New York Daily News, KTVB / Photo Credit: Ada County Sheriff's Office