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Video: Woman's Meth-Fueled Joy Ride in Stolen Cruiser

January 17, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Woman's Meth-Fueled Joy Ride in Stolen Cruiser

A chase involving a young woman driving a Clackamas County deputy's marked car, and her expletive-filled running commentary, was captured on the patrol car's video cameras and on police radio.

Tara Elizabeth Axmaker, high on meth, stabbed a man in the back in the wee hours of March 15, 2013, near Mulino, Ore., reports The Oregonian.

When Clackamas County, Ore., deputies arrived, they found the bloody victim but no Axmaker.

As deputies scoured the crime scene, Axmaker climbed behind the wheel of a responding deputy's patrol car and led the cops on a "Dukes of Hazzard" pursuit down back roads and around blind curves.

Tags: Patrol Car Video, Clackamas County (Ore.) Sheriff, Vehicle Pursuits, Auto Theft


Comments (10)

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Capt. Crunch @ 1/20/2014 1:04 PM

Don't be a Numnut and leave your keys in the patrol car. You have to give the lady credit she is a good driver and singer and not bad looking either.

TheRookie @ 1/20/2014 11:37 PM

Capt. Crunch you have been out to SEA to long. LOL. she looked okay at one time though. Can see the meth. sores on her face if one looks at news story/booking photos. 2nd time she has been on meth., & stabbed a person trying to kill them. It don't help anyone that she's been abused since 12 years old, too.

FL Chief @ 1/21/2014 6:12 AM

When I was a patrol deputy, I always left my keys in the car, and the engine running. However, I ALWAYS locked my doors, and carried a key on my belt to get back into the car. I also kept a spare with my credential wallet in my back pocket. All the Deputies did the same thing, and never had issues with cars being taken.

Capt. Crunch @ 1/21/2014 10:58 AM

Thanks for bursting my bubble Rookie, now because of you I have to look for another date.

Capt. Crunch @ 1/21/2014 10:58 AM

Thanks for bursting my bubble Rookie, now because of you I have to look for another date.

TheRookie @ 1/21/2014 5:51 PM

ROTF-LMAO. I thought that would be disheartening there Capt., LOL. I knew you were a joking, but I just couldn't pass that one up. Take care, and watch the ole 6 o'clock.

Dan @ 1/21/2014 6:26 PM

Don't leave your keys in your car? "I don't know how she got in, I have both keys in my pocket" or something close to this. "How do you kill it? It smells like it is burning up." "There should be a button on the right side...."

This sounds like a keyless ignition system. My department tested the Dodge Chargers and they were keyless entry, keyless start/push button. YOu just had to keep the remote in your pocket. I never tested the range of the remote, but I wonder if the officer was close enough to the car while they were conducting their search for her, that she was able to open the door and push the button to start it and take the car.

Goodee @ 1/22/2014 6:41 AM

Dan if you keep the keyless start button in your left pants pocket the old Chargers won't start. Says that key cannot be detected. And if they are left runnning you can't get them in gear without the key being close to the ignition.l

Goodee @ 1/22/2014 6:41 AM

Dan if you keep the keyless start button in your left pants pocket the old Chargers won't start. Says that key cannot be detected. And if they are left runnning you can't get them in gear without the key being close to the ignition.l

Deputyjk @ 1/24/2014 2:10 PM

The newer chargers (2011) will not start without keyfob but you can pull away without the keyfob. I know because I have done this on accident.

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