US police have released a video of a woman stealing their car after being arrested, handcuffed and put into the back of the vehicle.
The suspected shoplifter was named by Lufkin police department as 33-year-old Toscha Sponsler. After being ran down on foot, officers managed to handcuff her and detain her in the car.
However, she managed to wriggle out of her cuffs, and into the driver’s seat. The police department posted a video of her escape on Facebook, writing:
“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.
“She then led officers on a 23-minute, 100 mph chase…
“Sponsler nearly went head on with two Lufkin officers and a Huntington constable during the pursuit.
“Throughout the chase, officers could see her reaching for the officer’s shotgun which was mechanically locked to the vehicle.”
The police department ended the post: “#policepursuit #highspeedchase #driveitlikeyoustoleit #foolmeonce”.
Sponsler was eventually caught, and waived medical treatment at the scene.
She’s now being held in jail on a $22,000 bond, charged with charged with escape with the threat of a deadly weapon, aggravated assault, unauthorized use of a vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and evading arrest, according to jail records.