Police: Woman stole car after being denied a ride

Police: Woman stole car after being denied a ride

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - When a man refused to give her a drive, police say a woman took matters and the car into her own hands.

Summer Stayton, 27, of Jonesboro is charged with theft of a vehicle less than $25,000 but greater than $5,000.

According to the incident report, Stayton approached a man in the parking lot of the Kum and Go, 2214 E. Johnson, just before 1 a.m. Tuesday and asked for a ride.

The man refused and continued into the store.

When he came out of the store a few minutes later, the 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser he was driving was missing and Stayton was "nowhere to be found," the report stated.

Store surveillance video, according to the report, showed Stayton get in the car and drive away, heading north on Caraway.

The victim told police the vehicle was nearly out of gas and that it would "not make it far."

At 1:36 a.m. police learned the vehicle had been located in the 7900-block of Hwy. 351 North.

According to the incident report, Stayton left the vehicle at the home after breaking in and stealing a wallet and a blue 2002 Ford pickup.

Greene County sheriff's deputies stopped Stayton a short time later and took her to the Craighead County Detention Center to await a probable cause hearing.

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