Woman to Cops After Trying to Run Them Over With Truck: "I Freaked Out"

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Police suspect Rebekah Corwin might be mentally ill.
The Maricopa woman who police say used her truck to try and run down several officers -- with three young children in the vehicle -- offered cops the following explanation for her strange behavior: "I freaked out."

Since our post this morning about 29-year-old Rebekah Lynn Corwin's wild ride through north Scottsdale early yesterday morning, during which she injured two police officers and damaged four Scottsdale police cars and a gate to a private neighborhood, we've obtained court documents that indicate the arresting officers think she may be mentally ill.

Click here for details of Corwin's wild ride.

According to court documents, during much of the police pursuit, Corwin was driving on rims after "stop sticks" deployed by police destroyed two of her tires.

After finally coming to a stop when she crashed into a ditch near Scottsdale Road, officers removed the three children -- one of whom was riding unsecured on the floor of the truck -- from the smoking vehicle.

Corwin, meanwhile, went berserk.

According to court records, it took four officers to remove Corwin from the vehicle as she was "violently" flailing her arms and legs as officers tried to restrain her.

At one point, one of the officers felt she was trying to grab his gun, so another officer used a Taser to try and subdue her. After several zaps, Corwin calmed down.

Officers bound Corwin with a "RIP Restraint," and helped her into a seated position where she was read her Miranda Rights and asked what happened.

"I freaked out," she told the cops.

She also said she "freaked out" again the day before at a gymnastics event, but refused to elaborate.

After finally taking Corwin into custody, officers contacted her mother and fiancee to get a better idea about her mental health.

Both said she was not a drug addict, or an alcoholic, and had never been treated for mental health issues in the past, nor was she taking any medications for mental illness. Her mother did say, however, that Corwin was acting "bitchy" towards her the day before the incident.

Police say Corwin didn't appear to have been drinking or under the influence of drugs at the time of the incident.

In total, Corwin's been charged with 14 crimes, five of which are felonies. Her first court appearance is scheduled for February 14.
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11 comments
tz
tz

This is my cousin and I just want you all to know, she has always been an incredible mom. This is completely out of character for her, something went medically wrong. Pray that she gets the help she needs, and don't be so judgemental. You never know when you can have a seizure. Did you all not see the reporter who started mumbling? Things just happen that good people cannot always control.

1213
1213

o b fuckin s ive known her to and shes just a spoiled intitled bitch who deserves time in prison shes nothing but a threat to every1, seizure my ass, more like dope n pills and booze lazy broad with another excuse y shes a shitty person and most of all a horrible mom!!!!!!

alehound
alehound

C'mon people, it's not like she lit her kid on fire...

can't smoke in a leased car
can't smoke in a leased car

Can't argue that.She didn't them drive off a boat ramp and into a lake either.They gotta give 'er probation, right ???

Michelle
Michelle

Ok before making judgements, she is a friend of mine and is one of the nicest people I have ever known in my life. I have known her for years, she is an excellent friend, fiance, daughter, sister and most importantly a fabulous mother to her two beautiful children. This is so unlike her, she is a very intelligent woman. She has NEVER had a drug or alcohol problem in the 9 years I have known her.

G8guy2no
G8guy2no

i think the woman should be jailed for taking those kids with her. What a loser. If she is a psycho, then she should be committed. For someone not to be high or intoxicated, the bitch knew what she was doing. i say put her crazy ass in jail and takes those kids away from her. that the last thing this state needs, is another pycho out causing havoc.

Arizona Darkblade
Arizona Darkblade

Obviously the woman was having some kind of mental breakdown people. Thanks for sharing cynicism, sterotyping, and stupidity on a tragic situation. What else can be expected when reporters do nothing but report on the sensational. The 3 second rule ... "gasp" instead of digging deeper to figure out just what happened here. We've all lost our humanity.

Mentally Murdered
Mentally Murdered

KPHO said that she is "mentally ill"......

"Telling it like it is" eh?

(lol)

Johnny White Man
Johnny White Man

Okay, after hearing of her explaination. I take it that the phrase "Dumb Blonde" rings true in her case.

Seat Belts Fastened ???
Seat Belts Fastened ???

Rebekah may consider taking up booze and dope when she hears what her sentence to ADOC is likely to be.Let's be kind to the girl... but she not only had nothing to run from the cops for, she had every reason to NOT do what she did. Speeding; reckless driving; aggravated assault on police; destruction of city, county, and private property; felony flight; creating an accident... and child endangerment. Damn, if girl gets parole in 10 years I'll be surprised.But there's no defensible excuse for her actions ??? That's what's really scary. Shit, she isn't even old enough for menopause. I don't think the judge is going to go along with the "I just freaked out excuse". Maybe the "Twinkie" excuse would fly, after all, it works for murdering folks in public office, doesn't it ?

Moose
Moose

Taking "bad day" to incredible new levels.

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