Topless woman sets off high-speed chase
A WOMAN in the United States has set off a high-speed police chase worthy of a Hollywood action movie when she refused to stop after police caught her speeding because she was topless.
The driver told police “she was topless to surprise her boyfriend”, says a spokesman for the Marion County Sheriff’s office, in northern Florida.
According to the police report, Mandy Ramsey was spotted by a patrol car zooming well above the speed limit.
The officer set off behind her, intending to pull her over in a routine traffic stop, which typically includes a ticket and a fine.
But Ms Ramsey, far from stopping, tried to ditch her police tail with several abrupt changes of route – blowing by a stop sign and clipping an oak tree before continuing on.
Several other patrol cars joined the chase and, when the pickup truck dipped out of sight, so did a police helicopter.
The helicopter quickly located the truck at a house where Ms Ramsey had finally stopped.
Though the vehicle was registered boyfriend James Woodard, Ms Ramsey admitted to police she had been driving, saying she hadn’t wanted to stop while partially nude.
The 35-year-old was “charged with fleeing and eluding law enforcement”, police say, adding that she spent two nights in gaol before being released on a bond of $5000.