Dancing Miami woman accused of threatening Keys students, whacking her car with a cord


Miami Herald Staff Report

A dancing Miami-Dade woman with a white substance on her face was arrested in the Keys Friday morning after deputies said she threatened Coral Shores High students with a rock and smacked her car with a bungee cord.

Elizabeth Quintana, 43, was charged with grand theft auto, trespassing on school grounds and disorderly conduct.

The assistant principal of Coral Shores High in Tavernier, Blake Fry, told the school resource officer that the woman was whacking her white BMW with a cord. When deputies arrived, they found the car blocking a lane of U.S.1, apparently out of gas.

Deputies reported that Quintana was near the car, in wet clothes, dancing on the grass and muttering “unintelligible” comments about Disney.

The car was reported stolen in Miami-Dade on Thursday. A man in the car was released after telling deputies he did not know the woman who gave him a ride from Key West.

The white substance?

Deputies say it was theatrical paint.

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