Kenyan woman uses her baby as shield while robbing US bank

She pulled a small child out of the vehicle and attempted to use the child as a shield

The suspect walked in a Bank of America branch in Murphy, Texas, with gasoline and lighter fluid, dumped it on the floor and demanded cash, according to a police statement.

Flee scene

She tried to flee the scene after realizing employees had alerted authorities, who were already outside waiting, the Murphy Police Department said in the statement.

"Police elected not to draw weapons as no immediate danger to themselves or surrounding individuals was apparent," according to the statement.

"They did, however, attempt to impede her escape by tasing her. When that proved unsuccessful, officers used pepper spray on the woman."

Human shield

Misumi eventually made it to a car and "pulled a small child out of the vehicle and attempted to use the child as a shield," police said, adding that they are working to verify her relationship to the child.

Three officers rushed over to rescue the child.

She was taken to the Collin County jail where she remains in custody and faces charges of robbery and endangering a child charges.

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