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Eagan woman smashed car windows with hatchet while wearing 'Joker' mask, charges say

Eagan woman smashed car windows with hatchet while wearing 'Joker' mask, charges say Photo: KSTP

Updated: October 11, 2019 12:53 PM

An Eagan woman is charged with criminal damage to property after she allegedly smashed out the windows of a vehicle with a hatchet while wearing a "Joker" mask and yelling "I'm your worst nightmare."

According to court documents, Tazara Oliver, 19, is charged with first-degree criminal damage to property.

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A criminal complaint states officers were called to a transit ramp in Eagan on Oct. 4. When officers arrived, the caller told them someone broke the windows of his vehicles with what was believed to be a hatchet while the caller and another person were in the car. The caller said another person who witnessed the event told the suspect to stop and they ran down the stairs of the ramp.

The complaint states officers apprehended two people matching the descriptions provided by the caller and witness on the lower level of the transit station. The suspect was identified as Oliver, and a hatchet and "Joker" mask were found on her.

Oliver told officers she didn't remember much but remembered the other person tell her to stop and leave in order to prevent getting into trouble, and then they ran down the ramp.

Both the caller and the other witness positively identified Oliver as the suspect who damaged the vehicle. Officers estimated the damage to the vehicle as over $1,000.

If convicted, the charge against Oliver carries a maximum sentence of up to five years in jail, between a $3,000-$10,000 fine, or both.

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