On Thursday in Maricopa County, Arizona, law enforcement officers were tested to the limit when a woman decided to steal a Sheriff’s vehicle and lead cops on an unforgettable chase. However, it wasn’t her speed that was so unbelievable — it’s what she wasn’t wearing.
It’s not every day you see a police vehicle screaming down the highway at 100 mph with a naked driver at the wheel, but that’s exactly what happened after the deputy’s truck was stolen and taken on a high-speed joy ride by a nude woman.
As reported by Fox10Phoenix, the chase began at a gas station in Gila Bend where the woman was seen by the manager, who described her as being in her late 20’s to early 30’s. The manager said that the woman didn’t seem intoxicated or under the influence of any uncontrolled substance. Although she did not appear to be intoxicated, the woman was not wearing any clothing, which caused concern for other people outside the station who called the Sheriff for assistance.
According to Reuters, a deputy from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department arrived within a couple of minutes and tried to help the woman. A spokesperson for the Sheriff’s department commented, “It was at that time that she entered the deputy’s vehicle, and actually started driving off.”
Reportedly, as the woman drove off with the Sheriff’s vehicle, he politely commandeered the car of a family in the gas station parking lot with their permission. Instead of leaving the family behind, the deputy asked if he could get in and ride with them at a safe distance.
Speeding down Interstate 8 for nearly 75 miles, the woman eventually ran over spiked stop sticks that had been deployed by law enforcement. At that point, the woman changed direction and drove up Interstate 10 toward Tucson with at least one flat tire. Unable to control the vehicle, the woman collided with another car in what is being described as a minor incident and came to a stop on the shoulder of the road.
According to law enforcement, the woman was shot with a bean-bag gun as she exited the vehicle, probably to keep her from running into traffic. The woman told law enforcement that she had been sexually assaulted, and police were seen by news crews sectioning off portions of the road, near where the chase began, to protect evidence.
Hopefully, law enforcement can get to the bottom of this case and provide the woman with the help she so obviously needs.