Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Two Austin Women Arrested for Robbery Attempt Involving Frying Pan


There are plenty of ways in which cooking utensils can be used to inflict some sort of pain. Knives are certainly the most obvious weapon of choice to be found in a typical kitchen. Even particularly bad cooking can leave physical and emotional wounds that last for days. Please be careful when deciding on the perfect quantity and combination of spices if you will be sharing your culinary skills with others. I must admit, though, that the violent use of a frying pan is not one that I have often seen outside of the Sunday funny papers. However, two women in Austin decided that the heavy appliance that is commonly used to cook bacon would be their weapon in a robbery effort.

Linda Jimenez was arrested last week and has been charged with aggravated robbery. Along with her cohort Crystal Ybarragoff, who was arrested last month on the same charge, Jimenez knocked on a man's door in Austin and asked to use his phone. When the trusting resident allowed the two women into his home, they tried to steal his wallet. The resulting fight that took place ended with a frying pan being smashed into the man's head. Apparently not content to depart on foot, as perhaps they had expended all possible energy splitting a guy's face open, the two women stole the victim's truck.

Jimenez and Ybarragoff are now being held at the Harris County Jail on $20,000 bond. The charge of aggravated robbery is a first-degree felony, so the two women may be looking at more jail time in their future.

We recommend that you leave the frying pans securely on the stovetop or safely tucked away in a cabinet. However, if you have found yourself accused of a crime, involving cookware or not, the criminal defense attorneys at Bertolino LLP can help. Please contact our Austin, Houston, or San Antonio office today to discuss your situation.

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