We have so many questions.
Just when we thought we’d seen almost everything when it comes to stolen vehicle reports, we ran across a report out of Wisconsin of a woman who stole a 2006 Pontiac Solstice convertible from a dealership and led police on a high-speed chase. The story gets weirder from there.
Learn the strange reason why a car thief called the police on himself here.
Per the Burnett County Sentinel, the alleged car theft began during the Spooner Rodeo parade. We’re assuming 34-year-old Katrina Boyle thought the celebration was the ultimate distraction, finally making her move on the dream Pontiac.
Police were notified of the theft and later spotted the stolen convertible, giving chase to Boyle. The woman led them on a 33-mile chase, during which she racked up 10 felonies and allegedly gave pursuing law enforcement the middle finger (yes, that’s in the report).
Boyle reportedly hit speeds of over 100 mph and at certain point cut across residential lawns to try losing the fuzz. Police say she also glanced off a cruiser and almost ran down a bunch of people eating on the outdoor patio of a tavern at the very end of the chase. We can’t wait to see the dashcam footage for this one.
Apparently, with all the felonies and other charges, Boyle’s facing over 88 years in the state prison and $200,000 in fines for her misdeeds. She pled not guilty in court, so this case might go to trial. It presents a great case for why if you do steal a car, which you shouldn’t, when caught you should just pull over and give up. Running from the cops comes with consequences, including the possibility of dying, lots of prison time, and paying off a mountain of fines whenever you do get out of the slammer.
To top it all off, the report includes witnesses at the tavern, whom Boyle allegedly almost mowed down, saying the woman was demanding someone call the FBI and DEA to let them know she was being arrested. Make of that what you will, but the whole story is just bizarre, including a clean 2006 Pontiac Solstice convertible sitting at a dealership. They’re out there, but not that many were made and unfortunately quite a few have been trashed over the years.
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