This doesn’t seem like the best way to handle an arrest. This woman got cuffed and stuffed in the back of a police SUV and somehow, she pulled a magic trick and ended up in the driver’s seat and drove away!
Toscha Sponsler, 33, was arrested for shoplifting from a store. She ended up getting herself in even more trouble pretty fast, though, and is now facing multiple charges.
Sponsler was handcuffed behind her back and buckled up in the backseat of a police car and she somehow managed to slip out of one of the handcuffs, get out of her seatbelt, climb through the vehicle’s sliding partition window, and get herself into the driver’s seat! Impressive!
The cops were standing behind her car, searching through a backpack and purse that she had tried to get rid of when they arrested her.
Suddenly, the SUV backed up, and almost hit them before driving away. The chase was on!
The suspect led police on a chase with speeds reaching about 100 mph and almost had a head-on collision with two other police cars. Other drivers were continuously in harm’s way as Sponsler was doing anything she could do to avoid being trapped.
She was also seen reaching and fumbling for the officer’s shotgun, which is mechanically locked inside of the Police SUV.
Finally, after multiple law enforcement agencies in the area joined in the chase, the cops used a technique to spin her out. She quickly went off the road and crashed into a tree.
While a medical unit was called to the scene, Sponsler declined any treatment and was soon taken to jail.
Police found Sponsler in possession of a felony amount of methamphetamine after she was arrested. She will also be charged with escape, evading on foot, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and aggravated assault of a police officer.
While nobody was hurt, the police SUV has been totaled. She may want to consider taking some anger management classes in jail!
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