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Woman with face covered in paint vandalizes stolen BMW, rambles on about Disney when cops arrive

A Miami woman who had theatrical paint all over her face and is accused of vandalizing a BMW, threatening Upper Keys students with a rock and then rambling on about Disney when talking to police remained in the Monroe County jail Monday in lieu of $10,500 bond.

Elizabeth Quintana, 43, was charged Friday with grand theft auto, trespassing on school grounds and disorderly conduct -- three days after she was arrested for disorderly conduct in Islamorada.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says the bizarre incident happened around 7:30 a.m. Friday at Coral Shores High School, mile marker 89.9 in Tavernier.

Assistant Principal Blake Fry reported to School Resource Deputy Larry O'Neill that Quintana, with the white paint on her face, was "hitting her own car -- a white BMW -- with a bungee cord and threatening students with a rock," Deputy Becky Herrin said.

By the time other deputies arrived, Quintana and the car -- which turned out to be stolen from Miami -- were gone. But they later found the car at the nearby Coral Isles Church.



Quintana "was out of the car, dancing in the grass," Herrin said. "She was dressed in strange clothing that was wet and had a white substance on her face which might be some kind of theatrical paint. She said something unintelligible about Disney and there were random things written all over the car in pink marker."

The car had been reported stolen on Thursday.

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