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Woman who stole patrol car found

Posted at 1:34 PM, Jan 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-23 13:34:47-05

NEW CASTLE, Ind. -- Authorities in eastern Indiana say they've tracked down a woman who stole a sheriff's office patrol car despite being handcuffed.

Henry County Sheriff Ric McCorkle says the woman was found Saturday along a rural roadway north of the town of Cadiz.

He identified her as 21-year-old Tori Schadene Hostetler of Monrovia.

The chase began Friday when deputies stopped a car that had been reported stolen.

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One passenger was handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol car but managed to drive off in the vehicle.

She crashed in Henry County and fled on foot. K9 officers tried to track her.

The Muncie Star Press reports ( ) that a couple told authorities the woman had apparently been in their garage.

She was being evaluated at the Henry County jail.


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