Officers in Texas were led on a wild car chase after Toscha Sponsler, managed to slip out of her handcuffs and stole a police SUV.
The 33-year-old woman who was arrested, seat-belted and handcuffed in the back of a police car for shoplifting set herself free and escaped with the SUV as officers were busy going through her bags of stolen goods.
Several officers ran after the vehicle, but a 23-minute car pursuit ensued as officers tried to get her off the road.
Sponsler crashed the vehicle in someone’s yard where she got arrested again after an officer broke the driver’s side window and dragged her out the SUV.
The action-packed video ended with an officer installing a “tactical window limitation device” in a patrol car, something all marked units will reportedly now have.
Watch the video below:
The incredible moment a woman who’s arrested for shoplifting slips off her handcuffs and steals a police car ? pic.twitter.com/W1Jp18FUBS
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