Authorities in Texas say a would-be bank robber put a young child between her and officers when they arrived at the scene of the botched crime this week.
According to Fox News, 36-year-old Evelyn Misumi allegedly went into a Bank of America branch in Murphy and poured gasoline throughout the lobby.
As part of her attempt to rob the bank, police say she threatened to torch the building but exited when police officer arrived on the scene.
Reports indicate she was able to reach her vehicle, which she opened and grabbed a child who had been sitting inside.
Misumi allegedly used the unidentified child as a “human shield” in front of her as she squared off against authorities.
Officers refrained from using lethal force, opting to disorient the suspect with pepper spray, according to reports.
Local media outlets report officers were able to retrieve the child, who was not serious injured in the standoff.
According to KDFW, the child was an infant and was taken to an area hospital for evaluation.
Before using pepper spray, police reportedly deployed a stun gun in a failed attempt to apprehend the suspect as she held the young child.
Police were able to take the suspect into custody at the scene.
She was arrested and transported to the Collin County Detention Center where she was booked into jail with bond set at $50,000.
Reports indicate Misumi is expected to face charges including aggravated robbery and child endangerment.
[Featured image: Evelyn Misumi, Collin County Sheriff’s Office]