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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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