Please, not in front of the kid

SIOUX CITY | You steal my stuff, I'll run you over with my SUV.

A Sioux City woman faces numerous charges after police say she tried to hit her ex with a sport utility vehicle while her 3-year-old son was riding in the backseat. 

The woman missed striking her former romantic partner but did smash into a retaining wall, causing between $500 and $1,000 in damage. 

Natia Monet Harris, 26, was charged with aggravated assault, child endangerment and two counts of criminal mischief in relation to the incident.

Court documents said around 9:45 a.m., Harris had attempted to drive her 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer at a man with whom she had lived and had a relationship with within the past year. The incident took place outside of 2458 Shields Ave. in Sioux City after Harris went to his home to confront him about property being taken from her vehicle.

Documents said Harris ended up hitting a retaining wall with the vehicle, causing between $500 and $1,000 in damage. Harris also smashed the windshield out of a 2008 Dodge Avenger owned by a Sioux City woman that was parked outside.

Harris was booked into Woodbury County Jail, where she was being held on $10,000 bond.

Chew faster next time

STORM LAKE, Iowa | He couldn't make it disappear quickly enough. 

A 21-year-old Alta, Iowa, man faced a mouthful of charges after police said he was found trying to eat marijuana while refusing to stop when police tried to pull him over for a traffic violation. 

Storm Lake Police arrested Cesar Gracia after he refused to stop for a traffic violation shortly after 8:30 p.m. Dec. 20 in the 1100 block of Lake Avenue. According to a press release, he continued south on Lake Avenue, finally stopping in the Walgreens parking lot in the 800 block. 

The release said Gracia was trying to consume marijuana and swallow it at the time they made contact with him. Police removed him from the vehicle and retrieved the marijuana from his mouth. Police also found additional marijuana in his vehicle. 

Gracia has been charged with possession of marijuana, eluding and driving while revoked. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on $2,000 bond. 


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