A woman who allegedly stole a pick-up truck and led police on a car chase has been arrested while ordering food at a McDonald's drive-thru.
The incident occurred in Worcester, Massachusetts after officers were alerted to a scene where a company pick-up truck had been stolen.
Officers soon located the truck, which was fitted with GPS, and made their way to the area to find the suspect who was later identified as thirty-eight-year-old Johanna Gardell.
As per ABC News, in a statement released on Tuesday, the Worcester Police Department said: "The officer activated his blue lights, got out of his cruiser, and approached the stolen vehicle. The operator... drove away as the officer walked toward her. The officer got back into his cruiser and followed her at a low rate of speed, but she did not stop. Ms. Gardell began to increase her speed on Main St and drove through red lights. The officer deactivated his lights and sirens and stopped following her for safety reasons."
Gardell is then said to have decided to crossover into the wrong lane, as well as oncoming traffic. As a result of this, Gardell drove into a van with the stolen pickup truck.
"At this point, 2 officers working a detail and another officer in the area approached the vehicle in an attempt to extract Ms. Gardell," the Worcester Police Department said.
"She backed up the vehicle at a high rate of speed and struck a cruiser behind her, and knocked down and dragged one of the detail officers. Officers pursued the stolen vehicle at a low rate of speed before the pursuit was called off for safety reasons."
Gardell then entered a McDonald's drive-thru to order food, allowing police officers the chance to locate her once again. Officers were said, by police, to have approached Gardell but she tried to evade them, resulting in her hitting their vehicle, veering off the road, and getting stuck in mulch. She was eventually arrested.
Gardell now faces charges including failure to stop for police, leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury, assault, battery by means of a dangerous weapon, disturbing the peace, and use of motor vehicle without authority, ABC News reports.