DUNEDIN, Fla. — A Boston woman’s ill-timed joyride nearly derailed negotiations in a six-hour armed standoff in Florida on Sunday.
According to an affidavit, Jessica Elisabeth Smith, 28, drove a golf cart past several marked sheriff’s office vehicles that responded after 18-year-old Myles Abbott climbed onto the roof of a Dunedin home and pointed a gun at them, WFLA reported.
Smith, whom Pinellas County deputies said exhibited the “distinct odor” of alcohol, was completely naked and has been charged with resisting an officer without violence, the TV station reported.
Abbott was ultimately apprehended by SWAT team officers and transported to an area hospital for treatment of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He faces multiple charges, including loitering and prowling, aggravated assault on law enforcement, felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, resisting an officer without violence and grand theft, WTVT reported.
Smith, meanwhile, is accused in the affidavit of ignoring a deputy’s commands to leave as she approached the house at the center of the Abbott standoff, WFLA reported.
The affidavit also stated that Smith’s “actions and inability to follow directions put multiple deputies at risk for potentially getting shot at,” the TV station reported.
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