Ever get tired of watching those high-speed car chase movies from Hollywood? Then why not sample the real thing. It is said that reality is three times more entertaining than a book or a movie, and the recent event which took place in Arizona seems to confirm this adage.
The Arizona law enforcement officers had to deal with a most unusual case involving an alleged sexual assault case, a mentally deranged woman, and high-speed chase along a busy highway. Yes, you read that right. Several police cars were involved in a high-speed car chase after a bare-naked woman hijacked a police vehicle.
The story began at a gas station situated in Gila Bend, Arizona, when a sheriff’s deputy responded to a 911 call placed at 9 am. When he arrived at the gas station, the officer spotted a naked woman standing in the middle of the station.
The woman told the police officer that she was sexually assaulted by an individual who stripped her of her clothes. Wanting to help the woman, the officer rushed inside the gas station in order to retrieve the woman’s clothes.
However, upon entering the gas station, the officer heard a screeching sound outside – as he entered the station, the woman hijacked his vehicle. He got out as fast as he could and jumped on the car’s hood in an attempt to stop the woman.
However, the woman managed to shake off her pursuer and to flee the scene. The officer commandeered a vehicle belonging to a motorist and started to follow the hijacked vehicle. What followed was a wild car chase, not unlike those seen in the movies.
Before she was stopped, the woman was driving with at least 70 – 100 mph. Seeing that he was unable to make the woman stop the car, the officer asked his colleagues for help. The officer set up a spike trap along the road.
The woman hit the spike trap which destabilized vehicle. Before she was able to stop the stolen car, the woman managed to hit an SUV on the road. When the officers arrived to take the woman into custody, she resisted arrested and became violent. The officers were forced to use bean bags in order to subdue the woman and to arrest her.
After this incident, the woman was charged with car theft and chase.
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