VIDEO: Police Say TX Arrestee Slipped Cuffs, Stole Patrol Vehicle

A 33-year-old Texas shoplifting arrestee escaped her handcuffs and stole a police SUV, according to the Lufkin Police Department.

"As officers went through her bags of stolen goods, [Toscha] Sponsler removed her seat belt, slipped her cuffs and climbed through a window partition to the driver’s seat,” authorities said.

Sponsler then led police on a 23-minute, high-speed chase. The chase ended when a Texas Department of Safety Trooper used a PIT maneuver, causing Sponsler to lose control of the SUV, WSOC TV reports.

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