- A woman, Sequoia Dunkinsell, disrupted the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge traffic by getting out of her car naked and opening fire.
- San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced a slew of charges against Dunkinsell, with potential imprisonment surpassing two decades if convicted on all counts.
- Despite the terrifying ordeal, no injuries were reported, but the incident stands as a stark reminder of the unpredictable dangers that can emerge on our roadways.
It was a scenario that seems right out of a Hollywood script: during a typical afternoon rush hour, a woman steps out of her car, stark naked, on the congested San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and starts shooting randomly.
This startling incident, which took place last week, had shocked countless witnesses and led to major traffic disruptions.
The suspect, identified as Sequoia Dunkinsell, 32, of Sacramento, has been officially charged, as per a recent update from San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins.
Dunkinsell was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty. The charges filed against her include:
- Shooting at an occupied vehicle
- Making criminal threats
- Three counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm
- One count of negligent discharge of a firearm
- Four counts of brandishing a firearm
- One count of possession of a loaded firearm
- One count of reckless driving
District Attorney Brooke Jenkins, in an official statement, said, “I am grateful that there was no loss of life in connection to this incident and to the California Highway Patrol for successfully de-escalating, disarming and apprehending Ms. Dunkinsell.”
Jenkins further commented on the gravity of the situation.
“The incident on the freeway was terrifying and endangered the lives of countless commuters. We will do everything in our power to ensure that there is appropriate accountability.”
On that perplexing day, the California Highway Patrol was alerted to the presence of a reckless driver on eastbound Interstate 80.
When police arrived on the scene, they found Dunkinsell outside her car, firing what appeared to be a handgun.
The entire ordeal was captured by a bystander who filmed Dunkinsell as she menacingly walked along the road, brandishing her firearm.
The clip included audible reactions of terror.
One individual exclaimed: “She’s f–king shooting!”
Another noted her state of undress and the position of her vehicle.
“She’s naked in the street and there’s her car.”
Fortunately, despite the harrowing situation, there were no reported injuries.
After a stand-off that lasted over an hour, Dunkinsell was arrested and taken into custody by the California Highway Patrol.
If found guilty on all counts, the consequences for Dunkinsell are significant, with potential sentencing exceeding 22 years in state prison.