- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A woman is in custody for allegedly assaulting an Albuquerque taxi driver with a cast iron pan and then stealing the vehicle.

Albuquerque police say Antoinette Padilla has been booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center on suspicion of armed robbery. Her age isn’t immediately available.

Police say officers responded to reports of a carjacking around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

The cab driver told police that he picked up a woman and she began hitting him with a cast iron pan.

As the driver got out of the cab to escape the attack, the woman drove off.

Police later located the taxi and started a pursuit.

It stopped in a driveway and police say Padilla fled but was found hiding in a backyard.

It was unclear Thursday if she has a lawyer.

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