Police: Topless woman steals mail truck, hits bus, flips


The topless woman was taken to the hospital

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A topless woman is accused of stealing a U.S. Postal truck and hitting a TriMet passenger bus before flipping and crashing in Northeast Portland.

Police said Monique Cortez-Munos stole the USPS truck from the 1600 block of Southeast Alder Street just after noon on Thursday. She drove away and hit the bus near Northeast Wasco and 162nd.

Three people, including the driver, were on the TriMet bus at the time of the crash, TriMet officials told KOIN 6 News. The passengers weren’t hurt. The driver wasn’t seriously hurt but did ask for medical help.

An October 4, 2019 booking photo of Monique Cortez-Munos. (PPB)

The woman kept driving and as police tried to stop her the truck flipped and crashed near Northeast 155th and Fremont. Police said she tried to run away but was taken into custody after a 12-block foot chase.

Cortez-Munos faces charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, attempting to elude police in a vehicle, mail theft, unauthorized use of a vehicle, attempting to elude an officer on foot, reckless driving, resisting arrest, interfering with a police officer and failure to perform the duties of a driver.

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