SF DA charges naked woman who fired shots on Bay Bridge

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A woman from Sacramento has been charged for the shooting on Bay Bridge last week. 

According to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, Sequoia Dunkinsell, 32, was charged for the July 25 incident on the Bay Bridge. 

Dunkinsell allegedly drove recklessly and exited her vehicle naked before firing shots in the air. 

The incident caused traffic for hours. 

Dunkinsell was arrested by the California Highway Patrol just before 6 p.m. on the Bay Bridge.

According to the San Francisco DA, Dunkinsell was charged with:

  • Shooting at an occupied vehicle
  • Making criminal threats
  • Three counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm
  • One count of negligent discharge of a firearm
  • Four counts of brandishing a firearm
  • One count of possession of a loaded firearm
  • One count of reckless driving

“I am grateful that there was no loss of life in connection to this incident and to the California Highway Patrol for successfully de-escalating, disarming and apprehending Ms. Dunkinsell,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins.  “The incident on the freeway was terrifying and endangered the lives of countless commuters.  We will do everything in our power to ensure that there is appropriate accountability.”

Dunkinsell is scheduled to appear in court on August 11 for a preliminary hearing. The court set no bail and she remains in custody. 

If convicted of all charges, and all allegations are found true, she could face more than 22 years in state prison, according to the DA.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.