ALIQUIPPA – Police near Pittsburgh say a handcuffed shoplifting suspect climbed into the front of a patrol car and raced off at speeds of up to 100 mph.
Center Township police say Roxanne Rimer stole the cruiser from outside a Monaca Kohl’s store Wednesday night. She was arrested about 10 miles away in Aliquippa.
Police say Rimer ditched the cruiser a few minutes after fleeing. They say she got a short ride from another vehicle before officers caught up with her.
The cruiser sustained front end damage.
The 27-year-old Rimer is charged with aggravated assault, robbery and other offenses. Information on her bail status and her lawyer weren’t available.
It was the third theft of a police vehicle in the state in the last week.