Eating, texting or ironing your pants behind the wheel are distracting enough, but can you imagine trying to drive with an ice pick sticking out of your head?
The ex-boyfriend of Elizabeth Cuevas Villanueva probably did not have time to think of that shortly after he slid into his Mercedes-Benz in a church parking lot last month, when his ex- is alleged to have sprung from the back seat, stabbing him in the head and shoulders with an ice pick.
Cue the "reeenk-reeenk-reenk" Psycho music . . .
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Villanueva, 47, of Yorba Linda, was doing her hiding in plain sight this morning, in Department N-12 of the North Justice Center in Fullerton, where she was arraigned on one felony count each of attempted murder and domestic battery with corporal injury, as well as sentencing enhancements for causing great bodily injury and the personal use of a deadly weapon.
If convicted of the whole enchilada, Villanueva could get life in prison. She is currently being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
She hid with an ice pick in the back seat of her ex-boyfriend's Benz in the parking lot of Messiah Lutheran Church in Yorba Linda around 9:40 p.m. on Aug. 30, according to prosecutors. After the unidentified man got into his car and started to drive off, Villanueva is accused of going all horror show on him.
He crashed the Benz into a tree and managed to escape. Villanueva darted off on foot but was followed by witnesses who subdued her and called 9-1-1 before Brea cops arrived, claim prosecutors, who add her ex-boyfriend was treated at a local hospital for non-fatal stab wounds.