Officer struck by car in Apopka, police say

Police: Berinthia Williams struck Cpl. Kenny Kaiser in parking lot

APOPKA, Fla. - A police officer was taken to the hospital Wednesday night after being struck by a car in a parking lot, police said.

The incident happened Wednesday evening at the Marshall's at the Wekiva River Walk Plaza in Apopka.

Employees call the Apopka Police Department when they recognized a woman -- identified as 29-year-old Berinthia Ketierra Williams -- who reported habitually steals at the store.

Cpl. Kenny Kaiser arrived at the store and blocked Williams' car from leaving the parking lot. Police said that is when Williams drove her car at him several times.

Williams then backed her car up onto a sidewalk near one of the stores. No pedestrians were hurt, police said.

Kaiser got out of his car, yelling for Williams to pull over. Instead she drove her car, hitting Kaiser, and drove out of the lot, according to Apopka police.

Other responding officers than made contact with Williams' car. Police said she lead them on a pursuit into downtown Apopka, where she crashed into two cars.

Williams then got out of car and attempted to run away, but police pulled out a stun gun, tased her and took her into custody.

Both Kaiser and Williams were taken to the hospital. Police said Kaiser is in stable condition. Hospital staff checked to see if he had any broken bones.

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