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Woman uses bat to smash ATM and windows in Kauai shopping mall


A Lihue woman took a baseball bat to the Kukui Grove Shopping Center and used it to smash an ATM machine and several store windows, Kauai police said.

Officers arrested the woman, identified as Patricia Lewis, 31, after the incident at about 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Lewis used the bat to smash an ATM machine at the American Savings Bank in the mall, police said. She then continued on to Longs Drugs and struck a glass door before heading to Jamba Juice and smashing a glass window. Lewis attempted to strike a window at Starbucks when she was confronted by three uniformed police officers and one off-duty officer who disarmed and arrested her.

Police said there were many customers in the stores when the incident happened. But no injuries were reported.

 Lewis was being held in lieu of $31,000 bail on multiple criminal property damage charges.

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Anonymous wrote:
I want my Batu. NOW!
on December 20,2012 | 05:26PM
SueH wrote:
Poor woman!! She was reduced to using a bat because all the stores were sold out of assault rifles!
on December 20,2012 | 06:02PM
livinginhawaii wrote:
Sounds like another mainland transplant chronic...
on December 20,2012 | 06:25PM
Aquarius1 wrote:
Yep! Those transplants give the islands a black eye. Transplants including Allie - goyl.
on December 20,2012 | 07:02PM
allie wrote:
on December 21,2012 | 05:40AM
allie wrote:
true...too many on kauai
on December 21,2012 | 05:40AM
sistasesh wrote:
i really think that this woman is an incarnation of Jesus... Think about it. clearing the temple was an act of violence!
on December 20,2012 | 10:08PM
64hoo wrote:
she was smashing windows killing those big flying cockcroaches that were landing on the widows she works for a pesticide co.
on December 20,2012 | 11:37PM
nitpikker wrote:
thanks again ACLU!
on December 21,2012 | 04:49AM
soundofreason wrote:
I THINK we may have just found the individual we want to send in to negotiate with HSTA. Shhhh.
on December 21,2012 | 06:33AM
cojef wrote:
Tough making a living on Kauai, that a little batting practice may relieve the stress. Wow, did I say that?
on December 21,2012 | 06:57AM
gari wrote:
The problem is most of us do not know the final outcome of the investigation ... "legal reasons " or protecting the person ??? so most of us guess on solving the problem ... Who is in charge of either solving or minimizing the problem ?
on December 21,2012 | 07:31AM
kailua000 wrote:
probably so angry cuz she's out of work, cant find a job and cant feed her family, let alone buy Christmas presents for the kids. Hey, as good a possibility of being a loon
on December 21,2012 | 08:16AM
Macadamiamac wrote:
Is this what is sometimes called 'going batty"?
on December 21,2012 | 08:29AM
hikine wrote:
Ran out of Ritalin.
on December 21,2012 | 12:26PM
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