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Marion County Deputies arrest a woman for using her child as a human shield

Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 5:30 PM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies have released video of a vehicle chase that ended with a woman using a child as a human shield.

According to deputies, 40-year-old Melanie Consiglio was wanted on felony drug charges.

Last Monday, deputies spotted a car belonging to her leading to a car chase deputies used stop sticks and a pit maneuver to end the chase, but when Consiglio got out of her car she held up her two-year-old daughter to shield herself from deputies.

Deputies took the child and were able to make the arrest.

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