Mesa woman ends argument by driving Jeep into apartment building

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Police have taken a woman into custody after she allegedly drove her Jeep into a Mesa apartment building -- on purpose. By Catherine Holland Police have taken a woman into custody after she allegedly drove her Jeep into a Mesa apartment building -- on purpose. By Catherine Holland
Police have taken a woman into custody after she allegedly drove her Jeep into a Mesa apartment building -- on purpose. By Catherine Holland Police have taken a woman into custody after she allegedly drove her Jeep into a Mesa apartment building -- on purpose. By Catherine Holland
Police have taken a woman into custody after she allegedly drove her Jeep into a Mesa apartment building -- on purpose. By Catherine Holland Police have taken a woman into custody after she allegedly drove her Jeep into a Mesa apartment building -- on purpose. By Catherine Holland
Police have taken a woman into custody after she allegedly drove her Jeep into a Mesa apartment building -- on purpose. By Catherine Holland Police have taken a woman into custody after she allegedly drove her Jeep into a Mesa apartment building -- on purpose. By Catherine Holland

MESA, Ariz. -- Police have taken a woman into custody after she allegedly drove her Jeep into a Mesa apartment building -- on purpose.

It happened shortly before 6:30 a.m. at the San Jose Manor apartment complex, which is near Southern Avenue and Dobson Road.

According to Detective Steve Berry of the Mesa Police Department, investigators believe Danielle Manygoats deliberately drove the vehicle into the building.

He said it started with an argument between Manygoats and a man.

"It ended up with the woman being upset, going outside, getting into her Jeep Cherokee, and driving it into the building," Berry explained. "The information that we have right now is this was a deliberate act because she was upset over whatever they were arguing about."

Manygoats, 20, tried to drive away, but didn't get very far. Thanks to neighbors, police stopped her at the entrance to the complex.

"I woke up and I opened up my door and the lady driving the vehicle was pulling out," said Robert Rodriguez, who lives with his two young children in the unit next door. "The neighbor above chased her and the cops got her up in the front."

Berry said Manygoats was intoxicated when police took her into custody.

Video from the scene showed a huge hole in the building's wall. Berry said the Jeep went a full 4 feet into the apartment.

"It's always remarkable ... the places that people can get a vehicle into -- the oddest situations," Berry said.

While the damage was extensive, no injuries were reported.

Police said another man was in the apartment at the time of the argument and crash. Investigators have not yet determined the relationships in this situation.

Firefighters were on the scene for quite some time to make sure the building was safe.

In addition to a DUI charge, Manygoats could also face a charge of aggravated assault.