Handcuffed woman steals police cruiser, drives 100 mph – Dashcam video of cuffed woman leading police on chase –
Unbelievable dash cam video has been released showing the harrowing, high-speed ride of a Pennsylvania patrol car.
What it doesn’t show is how a handcuffed shoplifting suspect somehow made it from the backseat to the front seat of a Center Township patrol car, then put it in gear and roared off, leading cops on a chase at speeds of up to 100 mph.
All while her hands were cuffed behind her back.
“She was going to get out of that situation at whatever the cost,” said Frank Martocci, an assistant district attorney in Beaver County.
At a preliminary hearing Monday, Roxanne Rimer, 27, was ordered to stand trial on charges including aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, fleeing and eluding police and robbery over the Jan. 14 incident.
The video shows the cop car speeding down Route 51 for nearly 10 minutes with blazing lights and blaring sirens. Cars pull out of the way as the cruiser zooms by, negotiating turns and blowing through intersections. Ultimately, the patrol car stops and a woman can be heard asking someone to help her drive the vehicle. Then the dash cam captures the female as she runs in front of the car’s headlights and takes off.
Police caught up to Rimer and arrested her, authorities said.
She originally had been stopped for allegedly stealing earrings from a department store. Before police arrived, she managed to break away and get into a car being driven by her grandfather, police said. Moments later, the car was pulled over and Rimer was handcuffed and put into the back of the police vehicle.
While officers were searching the grandfather’s car, Rimer managed to slip through the front seat partition, get behind the wheel and roar off.
Source: Police Line TV