Meet Shelby Figueroa, 18, who is now facing multiple charges after a feeble ‘Thelma & Louise reenactment. Figueroa is accused of, allegedly breaking free from a pair of handcuffs, stealing a deputy’s vehicle, and leading officials on a high-speed chase through the mountains of Colorado, KUSA-TV reports.
Authorities say they first encountered Figueroa (one half f the Thelma and Louise duo) on Sunday morning, near Georgetown, Colo., when she rammed her own car into an SUV belonging to the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office . The deputy on patrol handcuffed the teen and placed her in the back of the SUV.
“She’s combative, but she’s in the back of [the deputy’s] car now,” dispatchers were told.
Not for long.
Two minutes later, the 18-year-old managed to break out of her restraints, escape from the cage, get into the driver’s seat and speed away, deputies say, igniting a chase that lasted a half hour and reached speeds up to 100 mph.
Deputies attempted to ram Figueroa off the road several times before succeeding at around 10:30 a.m., according to KUSA-TV. However, KDVR reports that the teen went off the road when she hit a spike strip.
Either way, the SUV flipped over and crashed into a rock wall.
Figueroa was treated for her injuries at a local hospital, and is now being charged with attempted vehicular assault on a peace officer, vehicular eluding, aggravated motor vehicle theft, resisting arrest, driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, theft and reckless driving.
Kids these days are certainly different.
And it’ll only get worst.
Something needs to be done about this downward spiral because somewhere in this madness, lies our future President.
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