Center Township, PA - Female Shoplifter In Handcuffs Steals Center Township Cruiser - 120 MPH Chase By 7 Police Agencies - Crash - Suspect Steals Second Vehicle

January 15, 2015

nydailynews.com

Leave it to Beaver County.

A handcuffed woman stole the police car she was in and then led seven different police agencies in western Pennsylvania on a wild chase at speeds up to 120 mph Wednesday evening.

The 27-year-old woman briefly evaded authorities before being apprehended after jumping out of a second stolen vehicle, The Beaver County Times reported.

Police arrested Roxanne Rimer, of Beaver Falls, Pa., about 30 minutes after she allegedly drove off in a Center Township cruiser. She had initially been taken into custody at 6:45 p.m. after being accused of shoplifting at Kohl's in Monaca, Pa., 30 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

Rimer reportedly maneuvered her cuffed hands in front of her and climbed into the driver's seat of the police car while the officer was dealing with another suspect, the Times reported.

 "She managed somehow to crawl through the window and get into the controls of the police car," Center Township Police Chief Barry Kramer told the Times. "The officer sees it, but he is unable to get back in the car."

It kicked off a high-speed chase that included five townships, state police and the Beaver County Sheriff's Department before cops found the stolen cruiser — which suffered front end damage — abandoned in nearby Crescent, Pa.

Rimer allegedly stole a Jeep Liberty and cops cornered her one town away in Aliquippa, Pa., where she then fled on foot before finally being caught, according to the Times.

She was taken to Beaver County Jail.

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