CENTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Police officers in Pennsylvania say a stolen police cruiser was taken by a shoplifting suspect, who drove away in the vehicle while her hands were cuffed behind her back.
And it was caught as a dash cam was rolling.
The video starts out rough. Police say suspect Roxanne Rimer rammed her family’s car with the police cruise she had just stolen.
She takes off and hits dangerous speeds within seconds in an attempt to get out of a shoplifting charge.
Speeds reached 100 mph as she weaved in and out of traffic, somehow managing to honk at cars to move out of her way. When there’s a traffic tie-up, she doesn’t wait.
"I think the video shows her careless disregard for the safety of everyone and it substantiates the serious charges she needs to stand up for and go to jail for,” Center Township Police Chief Barry Kramer said.
Amazingly, with hands cuffed behind her back, Rimer keeps the cruiser on the road. Only when she cuts up a county road does she have problems with the steering. Then police believe she was so desperate she stopped and asked a man for help.
Nine minutes into the video, police say Rimer finally gave up and ditched the car. The dash cam caught her walking into the woods with her hands still behind her back.
"If the lights and sirens weren't on it probably would've gone from precarious to deadly,” Kramer said.
Officers say Rimer crawled through the glass partition of the cruiser and that’s how she was able to steal it.