Police say Florida woman escapes handcuffs, steals patrol car
September 11, 2019
HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a Florida woman arrested on stalking allegations slipped out of her handcuffs and fled in a stolen a patrol car.
The Gainesville Sun reports 30-year-old Mary Liane Fritz was twice arrested Monday.
High Springs police say Fritz followed a woman to the police station, where the woman told officers Fritz was stalking her.
Officers say they handcuffed Fritz behind her back and placed her in the back of a patrol car.
An arrest report says Fritz escaped the restraints, climbed through the partition to the front and drove off, crashing through a gate.
Officers used GPS to track the patrol vehicle, and Fritz was eventually taken back into custody on charges including vehicle theft.
Fritz was being held on $95,000 bond. Jail records didn't list an attorney.