Woman Who Led Police on 710 Dog Chase Dies After Jumping From Moving Bus - NBC Southern California

Woman Who Led Police on 710 Dog Chase Dies After Jumping From Moving Bus

Tiffini Tobe, 48, of La Habra dove head-first through an emergency window of a moving Orange County Transportation Authority bus.

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    A pursuit ended on the 710 Freeway in Long Beach in bizarre fashion Jan. 18, 2016 when the driver's six dogs had to be wrangled, some that were running in freeway lanes. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016)

    A woman who led police on a wild car chase that ended with several dogs running across the 710 Freeway has died in a separate incident after jumping out of a moving bus in Anaheim, authorities said.

    Forty-eight-year-old Tiffini Tobe of La Habra dove head-first through an emergency window of a moving Orange County Transportation Authority bus about 6:30 a.m. last Thursday, according to Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt.

    Tobe then leapt onto a car and got into a confrontation with a few men and an off-duty police officer, Wyatt said.

    Police said the the chaotic scene was caught on an officer's body-worn camera, and shows Tobe speaking coherently before appearing to have a heart attack and keeling over after she was handcuffed.

    Surveillance video appeared to show Tobe climbing out of the window of a bus and running across the street as she tried to get into several cars.

    Wyatt said Tobe suffered a head injury when she tumbled out of the moving bus. She was pronounced dead the following day.

    Tobe was facing multiple charges, including drunken and reckless driving, and evading police, in a bizarre police pursuit on Jan. 18 that ended with officers running across lanes trying to catch up to six pups that jumped onto the 710 Freeway in Long Beach.

    The chase began on the 91 Freeway in Orange County, when Tobe failed to stop for California Highway Patrol officers.

    Tobe posted bail after the police pursuit and was released from jail two days before jumping off the bus.

    Because Tobe died while in custody, the Orange County District Attorney's Office will investigate, which is routine, Wyatt said.

    Pursuit Driver Fleeing With Dogs Pleads Not Guilty

    [LA] Pursuit Driver Fleeing With Dogs Pleads Not Guilty
    Tiffini Tobe, who was arrested after leading police on a pursuit with her six dogs in the car, pleaded not guilty. Vikki Vargas reports for the NBC4 News at 5 and 6 p.m. on Jan. 20, 2016.
    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016)

    City News Service contributed to this report.

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