Cuff Me If You Can! Woman Slips out of Handcuff, Car Chase Ensues

A Texas woman, who was arrested for shoplifting, managed to slip out of her handcuffs.

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A woman from Texas, who was arrested for shoplifting, managed to slip out of her handcuffs before stealing a police car, leading the officers on a 23-minute, 100mph (160kmph) car chase.

As Lufkin police searched through a bag of stolen goods, Toscha Sponsler, 33, from Pollok was recorded taking off her seatbelt and then manoeuvring her wrists out of the cuffs before jumping behind the wheel and taking off.

The high-speed pursuit came to an end when patrol cars clipped the rear of the hijacked vehicle, causing Sponsler, who was apparently reaching for a shotgun, to lose control.

After the ordeal, police responded by installing a 'tactical window limitation device' to stop future carjackers.

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