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Woman slips out of handcuffs and shoots cops with their AR-15 - dailystar.co.uk - Britain - Germany - Oklahoma - county Clay
Woman slips out of handcuffs and shoots cops with their AR-15
police car, before finding and unlocking a rifle, which she used to shoot a cop and a member of the public.On August 12, Rachel Zion Clay, 36, had been apprehended and cuffed after “crawling about on her hands and knees in a backyard and howling” in the Grady County area of Oklahoma, with police saying they did this for her own safety.But it was while officers were taking a statement from civilian witness Dale Moses, that Clay managed to wriggle free of the handcuffs, before reaching inside the console of the patrol cruiser, where she found the gun-release switch and unlocked a police AR-15 rifle, with the incident being captured on a dashcam from inside the vehicle.READ MORE: Britain under attack from 'drunk' German wasps that 'go nuts' and sting for no reason She then fired around 10 rounds, hitting a deputy as well as Moses, although neither suffered life-threatening injuries.What then followed was a three-and-a-half hour stand-off, with Clay barricading herself in the car and firing at the patrolmen, before she eventually surrendered following lengthy negotiations and after the arrival of an armoured truck.Grady County Undersheriff Gary Boggess revealed: “While in the back seat of a patrol car, she was able to get her wrist free from the handcuffs and the handcuffs were put on properly.“There’s several switches, one is a gun switch to unlock the gun lock and she found it, unlocked it, and was able to retrieve an AR-15 rifle.“Then she was able to figure out how to put a round in it, put it on fire and she fired approximately 10 rounds at our deputies and a civilian.”Once she had given herself up, she was then taken into custody, while she also tested positive for methamphetamine and is being charged with three counts
Lorraine Kelly - Lorraine Kelly tearful as she gets on horse 10 years after horror accident - dailystar.co.uk - Britain - Scotland
Lorraine Kelly tearful as she gets on horse 10 years after horror accident
Lorraine Kelly got on a horse for the first time in 10 years on TV today, which proved to be an emotional moment for the ITV star.She was trampled by a horse after falling from it during a charity challenge in February 2012, but now the much-loved presenter has overcome her fears.On today's episode of Lorraine, the Scottish sweetheart confronted her fear of horses a decade after being trampled on by one.Getting incredibly emotional and admitting that she felt "nervous" the 62-year-old showed viewers at home just how brave she could be when she took the plunge to get on a horse for the first time in 10 years.Introducing the emotional VT, Lorraine admitted that she never thought she would go on a horse again, saying: "I never thought I would go on one again to be honest, but this one [sic] finally, with a lot of help, I felt ready to try."With the help of Sir Lee Pearson, British para-equestrianism champion, the presenter went near a horse and got up close to one for the first time since her horror accident."This is a massive step forward, just actually standing here, so close," she said while petting Lee's horse Zion.Lee then helped Lorraine build up her courage to get atop the horse, which she did with confidence.After riding on Zion for a short while, Lorraine said: "It was much more emotional than I thought it would be, but, I couldn't have done it with anybody else apart from Sir Lee, he is just brilliant and gave me so much confidence."And that beautiful, beautiful horse."Sir Lee then went on to add: "I'm so proud of Zion and really proud of Lorraine, very flattered that she chose my home and one of my horses to get over this remarkable incident that happened to her.One fan took to Twitter to praise the TV favourite