Una mujer en Texas desató una persecución policial a 160 kilómetros por hora, luego de haber sido detenida, quitarse las esposas y robarse la patrulla en la que se encontraba.
Toscha Sponsler, de 33 años, fue detenida el jueves y llevada a la cárcel del condado de Angelina por cargos como evasión de arresto.
Las autoridades dicen que Sponsler fue inicialmente detenida el sábado por presunto robo en una tienda. Cuando estaba en la parte trasera de la camioneta policial, logró sacar una mano de las esposas.
Un video divulgado el martes por la policía de Lufkin muestra que la detenida se pasó al asiento del conductor y se llevó el vehículo oficial. Las autoridades la persiguieron por unos 30 kilómetros (20 millas), antes de que lograran volcar la SUV.
Sponsler no tiene un abogado que la represente o que pueda comentar sobre su situación judicial, de acuerdo con documentos de la corte.
PURSUIT VIDEO: Toscha Sponsler, 33, of Pollok, stole a patrol unit Saturday following a call of a possible shoplifter at Ulta. After officers ran her down on foot, Sponsler was cuffed behind her back and seat belted into a patrol unit. As officers went through her bags of stolen goods, Sponsler removed her seat belt, slipped her cuffs and climbed through a window partition (roughly 12 inches wide) to the driver's seat. The officer left the partition open to allow her to receive more air conditioning in the back seat and also speak with her through the course of the investigation. The partition windows are, however, shut and locked while in transport per policy. She then led officers on a 23-minute, 100 mph chase that began at Ulta and ended in Zavalla after a DPS Trooper used a PIT maneuver to make her lose control of the vehicle. Sponsler nearly went head on with two Lufkin officers and a Huntington constable during the pursuit. Throughout the chase, officers could see her reaching for the officer's shotgun which was mechanically locked to the vehicle. She waived medical treatment at the scene and was taken to the Angelina County Jail where she remains on a collective $18,000 bond. Sponsler is charged with escape causing serious bodily injury/threat of a deadly weapon, aggravated assault against a public servant, possession of a controlled substance, evading arrest with a vehicle with a previous conviction and unauthorized use of a vehicle. Additional charges are pending. We're still determining where all of the stolen items came from.The Department on Tuesday installed a screw in all marked units that prevents to window partition from opening more than four inches. #policepursuit #highspeedchase #driveitlikeyoustoleit #foolmeonce
Posted by Lufkin Police Department on Tuesday, September 5, 2017