Handcuffed MN Woman Steals Patrol Car, Leads Police on Chase that Topped 120 mph

Charges are pending against an Alexandria woman who allegedly caused an apartment fire, unsuccessfully hid from firefighters in the ceiling, then stole a police squad car after being handcuffed and led officers on a high-speed chase Sunday.

Charges are pending against an Alexandria woman who allegedly caused an apartment fire, unsuccessfully hid from firefighters in the ceiling, then stole a police squad car after being handcuffed and led officers on a high-speed chase Sunday.

The 35-year-old woman was arrested after falling through the ceiling tiles while allegedly possessing a methamphetamine pipe and lighter.

Authorities say the woman was able to get one arm free of handcuffs while alone in the back of a squad car and squeeze into the front seat through a sliding window. She allegedly drove off and later led officers on a chase reaching speeds of 121 mph before being apprehended, the Associated Press reports.

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