PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Lisa Quijada of Ambridge says it’s always been in her nature to reach out and help people.
So when she was walking home from a Merchant Street restaurant in December and saw a woman bleeding and staggering, she knew she had to do something.
It’s a decision Quijada now regrets, as she told KDKA’s Kym Gable.
“This lady was walking towards me,” said Quijada. “Her face was all bloody and I just tried to help her and take her home and she just went crazy on me and kept kicking me.”
According to the criminal complaint, the suspect, Tammy Brown, also lashed out at police and paramedics when they arrived on scene.
Acting Police Chief James Mann told KDKA, “When…they went to arrest Ms. Brown, she began to kick and spit at the officers. She would not comply with their requests, so they deployed the Taser.”
Brown slipped out of her handcuffs and tried to escape, but was later subdued and taken to the hospital for treatment and evaluation.
She is charged with aggravated assault and other counts. She posted bond and is now out of jail.
It’s an ordeal that may change the way Quijada reacts in the future.
“I will never do it again,” she said. “Unless someone’s literally dying, I will just keep on walking.”