A 33-year-old woman in Texas, United States, stole a police patrol car on Saturday which led officers on a high-speed chase.
A 33-year-old woman in Texas, United States, stole a police patrol car on Saturday which led officers on a high-speed chase, as per Washington Post. The incident was caught on camera where Toscha Sponsler can be seen slipping out off her handcuffs. As the car was left unattended, she managed to wriggle free from her handcuffs and climb into the driver’s seat.
Sponsler sped away and led police in a chase for 23 minutes to a nearby town, reports ABC news. The US police, in their Facebook page said, at that time officers were responding to a report of a possible shoplifter at Ulta. “As officers went through her bags of stolen goods, Sponsler removed her seat belt, slipped her cuffs and climbed through a window partition to the driver’s seat,” the department wrote on Facebook.
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According to police, She lost the control of the vehicle after reaching speeds up to 160 kilometer per hour. The chase that began at Ulta and ended in Zavalla after a DPS Trooper used a PIT maneuver to make her lose control of the vehicle. A number of charges have been slapped against Sponsler including escape with the threat of deadly weapon, aggravated assault, unauthorised use of a vehicle, possession of controlled substance and resisting arrest, as per ABC news report. She did not take any medical treatment and was taken to the Angelina County Jail where she remains on a collective USD 18,000 bond, as per Washington post.