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Documents show why woman drove into sub shop

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Posted at 9:11 PM, Feb 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-18 21:11:01-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- The woman who intentionally drove her car through a south side restaurant last week now says she feels like she had to do it, according to a probable cause document. 

Deana Shumaker, 41, faces a criminal recklessness charge. Police say she rammed her SUV into the front of Greiner's SubShop near Shelby and Raymond Streets, critically injuring an employee. 

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Shumaker allegedly told police that she could see two people in the sub shop, and it appeared that they had rifles aimed at her. Shumaker then told detectives that she pulled out of the lot and drove around the alley in an attempt to see who it was. She said she saw two people wearing red bandanas and pointing rifles at her.

She said she backed up and said, "Well, it's either me or you!" She then clicked her seatbelt, backed up, and rammed them, according to the documents. 

Police said they did not see any men with rifles when they watched the surveillance video. 

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