PALM SPRINGS: A Wellington woman who told police she was having a “bad day” allegedly went on a rampage Thursday at a T-Mobile store in Palm Springs, according to an arrest report.
Shinobia Montoria Wright is accused of driving her SUV into the store, smashing glass displays with a squeegee and then attacking a store employee.
Wright, 26, is facing charges of aggravated battery, battery, burglary, criminal mischief over $1,000 and reckless driving. Wright underwent surgery at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis for injuries sustained to her forearms during the crash and was taken for a mental health evaluation under the Baker Act.
Wright remained hospitalized Saturday morning, a deputy at the Palm Beach County Jail said. As a result, she could not make her first appearance in front of a Palm Beach County judge. The hearing will likely happen Sunday if Wright is released from care.
Wright showed up at the T-Mobile store at South Congress Avenue and 10th Avenue North on Wednesday looking to exchange her cracked iPhone, the report said. Wright told a store manager that it was her birthday and she was going to “bug out” if she didn’t get the phone replaced. The manager told Palm Springs police that Wright did not “appear right” and seemed to be under the influence of a substance.
Wright returned to the store Thursday, but never walked inside. Instead, she allegedly rammed her 2005 Nissan Armada SUV through the front entrance. A store employee injured his knee and was taken to the hospital after being hit by a display case toppled by the SUV.
Witnesses said Wright emerged from the vehicle and began smashing glass displays with a squeegee. When an employee attempted to stop Wright from entering a storage area off-limits to customers, she allegedly hit the man on his neck with her hands, causing “visible injury,” the report said.