Woman accused of stealing car, breaking into Waukesha home
WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Waukesha Police Department is investigating after a woman committed multiple robberies.
Brianna Ruby from Monona, Wisconsin is facing multiple charges after making her first appearance in court Wednesday, Feb. 12.
The Waukesha Police Department finally took Ruby into custody after she spent an eventful night stealing a car from a Walgreens parking lot and breaking and entering into a home. Homeowners caught her right in the act.
"Stay right where you are!"
Upon coming home Tuesday night, a Waukesha homeowner called police to report an unknown woman in her house on Sandra Lane.
The woman left the house, saying she had accidentally gone into the wrong one. The homeowner called police as she followed the woman down the block.
"She's right there...she's right there!"
Waukesha police officers met them both as 33-year-old Ruby was running away, trying to enter another home.
A neighbor who lives nearby says they were also targeted.
"So we were all in the house yesterday -- my granddaughter, daughter and I, and the doorbell rang," said Candy Kimaiga who lives just a couple houses down. "And so she went up, and of course we have dogs, and they started barking right away. And she went up to go look, and she saw somebody running away."
After ignoring officers' orders, she was repeatedly shot with bean bag guns, and eventually tazed. Police say Ruby started the night out at a nearby Walgreens stealing a running vehicle before she entered the woman's home.
"The behavior that was exhibited by the defendant can only be described as somewhat bizarre, said Judge Martin Binn.
In court, Ruby learned she's facing two felony counts for the burglary of a building or dwelling and for operating a vehicle without the owner's consent.
A state's attorney says her behavior was out of hand.
"Her behavior is out of control, indicative of someone who is unlikely to keep police orders."
Ruby has no prior record. She's expected back in court on Friday, Feb. 14.