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CSPD arrests ‘out of control woman’ accused of attacking child, ramming parked cars

Posted at 7:18 AM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 12:22:25-04
Erin Batiste
Photo of 47-year-old Erin Batiste

COLORADO SPRINGS – Police arrested a woman accused of attacking multiple people at a hotel Wednesday night in Colorado Springs.

Officers were dispatched around 7:15 p.m. to a hotel off of Geyser Drive, which is near the Lake Ave exit and I-25. When they arrived, they found citizens had detained a woman identified as 47-year-old Erin L. Batiste.

According to witnesses, Baptiste hit a child who was staying at the hotel with a vase before she got into a vehicle and began ramming parked cars. Witnesses also told police she took bleach and eggs from her car and threw them at guests.

Police said a Batiste then tried to run over a hotel employee and a guest before bystanders detained her. According to police, there was a family with a 3-year-old child inside one of the cars she’s accused of ramming. Hotel guests told CSPD they had never seen her before, and police have not yet determined a motive.

In addition to those crimes, police said she was driving a stolen SUV.