VIDEO: SC Woman Escapes Cuffs, Steals Squad Car

A South Carolina woman accused of stealing multiple vehicles and wrecking them, including a Sumter County Sheriff’s Office patrol car, was denied bond Thursday, reports the State.

Mia Victoria Thornton, 21, was driving her boyfriend’s car when it broke down near Eagle Road and Broad Street, according to the sheriff’s office.

A good Samaritan attempted to help Thornton, but she reportedly stole his car and crashed it, twice.

A trooper from the South Carolina Highway Patrol had responded and called for a deputy to assist.

Thornton was handcuffed and placed in the rear of the deputy’s vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office. She was able to slip her hand from one of the cuffs and crawled through a porthole window into the front seat.

She then led deputies on a 15-minute chase with speeds that exceeded 100 mph that ended when she crashed through a gate and fence before plowing into a tree in the Sumter Industrial Park, the sheriff’s office said.

 

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