‘Human shield’ baby rescued from bank robber by police

Evelyn Misumi, 36, poured gasoline in the lobby of a Bank of America in Murphy, Texas, threatening to set the building on fire in an attempted robbery.

Staff managed to call the police and as officers arrived, Misumi ran outside and pulled the child from her car, using it as a human shield to stop her being shot at.

After tasing Misumi and using pepper spray, officers were able to pry the child away from her.

The youngster was taken to hospital as a precaution but was not seriously hurt.

Misumi has been charged with child endangerment and aggravated robbery.

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