UNION CITY (CBS SF) — Police have arrested a woman who allegedly intentionally struck several pedestrians at a Union City Walmart parking lot on Sunday.
On Thursday officers arrested 23-year-old Hayward resident Jessica Malicoat at her home on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to police.READ MORE: San Jose Becomes First City In Nation To Require Gun Liability Insurance
Malicoat was then booked into the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, where she is being held without bail.
Investigators were able to identify Malicoat as the suspect thanks to numerous tips from residents after the initial incident.
Malicoat allegedly entered the Walmart at 30600 Dyer St. around 6 p.m. and left the store agitated after employees declined to accept batteries she had tried to return, police said.READ MORE: Curry And Warriors Rout Mavericks, 130-92
She then got into a silver two-door Honda Accord, model year 1998 to 2000, and backed out of her parking space and almost struck a family walking behind her car.
As Malicoat continued to back up, police said she struck “numerous people.” A 3-year-old child and her mother narrowly escaped injury by running out of the way.
She then fled the parking lot at a high rate of speed, forcing other pedestrians to get out of the way, police said.
Malicoat was set to be arraigned at the Fremont Hall of Justice on Monday.MORE NEWS: Oakland Chinatown Cash-Only Businesses Convert To Credit To Stop Attacks On Asians
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