Snake Throwing Carjacker Identified

New details released

Patrick Gentry
July 08, 2019 - 3:20 pm

Greenville police say a 29-year-old woman stole another woman's car Friday night, and threw a live snake at the victim before crashing the SUV through barricades set up downtown for a Friday night music event. She was trying to evade officers, was stopped on Falls Street; then drove the car through the barricades on S. Main Street near Hall's Chophouse. After hitting yet another vehicle....she jumped out of the car and took off on foot! Police caught up with her, but she resisted arrest... Hilmary Moreno-Berrios of Greenville was ultimately taken into custody. She's at the Detention Center on 25 thousand dollars bond facing several charges including reckless driving, failure to stop for blue lights, resisting arrest as well as hit and run!


Remarkably, no other injuries were reported.

This morning, Moreno-Berrios was released from medical care and GPD officers served her with two (2) arrest warrants for: 1) Carjacking; and 2) Malicious Damage to Personal Property. The Malicious Damage warrant stems from the destruction of equipment and other property contained within in the Liberty Bridge Jump-Off event site, which is estimated to be approximately $17,225.

Additionally, Moreno-Berrios was issued five (5) traffic citations for: 1) Hit and Run; 2) Failure to Stop for Blue Lights; 3) Resisting Arrest; 4) Driving on a Closed Street; and 5) Reckless Driving.

Moreno-Berrios was arraigned this morning and remains at the Greenville County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond.

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