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Police Chase Down, Taser Nude Woman on the Run

Police Chase Down, Taser Nude Woman on the Run

The Salt Lake Tribune via YellowBrix

June 23, 2010

WEST VALLEY CITY, UT – Two car chases, a totaled police cruiser and an extended foot pursuit of a naked woman through sagebrush finally ended with a Taser being used to subdue her.

No, it was not a typical call for the West Valley Police Department.

“A man was outside his vehicle on [State Road] 111 putting up home business signs when this woman pulled up next to him, got out of her vehicle, naked, and stole his car and drove off,” said West Valley City police Capt. Tom McLachlan.

Initially, the report was filed with police in neighboring West Jordan at about 5 a.m. Tuesday.

The man called 911, hopped behind the wheel of the woman’s abandoned car and gave chase, northbound on State Road 111 and into West Valley City. She left the highway and veered onto a dirt road leading into a field owned by Alliant Technologies, got stuck and then fled on foot into the brush.

West Valley police, assisted by Alliant security, scoured the rugged sagebrush and grasslands for their suspect, described as 5-foot-5, 120 to 130 pounds, thin and with reddish-brown hair.


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“Of course, there was no clothing description available,” McLachlan said.

A West Valley officer soon spotted the woman hiding behind a bush, and as he approached, a second officer arrived in his squad car. She refused to surrender, and as the officers moved in she broke away — and hopped behind the wheel of the cruiser, speeding away in a cloud of dust and dragging the officers a short distance before they let go.

Neither officer was seriously hurt and the chase resumed, with the woman driving the police car through a fence gate and then hitting a dirt berm when she missed a curve. “She was airborne about 50 feet before crashing into another berm,” McLachlan said.

The woman, slightly bloodied, fled the ruined squad car and streaked into the weeds again, chased on foot by the two officers.

When she tried to double back toward the highway, at one point wriggling through a barbed wire fence, other officers were waiting for her.

“She was not obeying commands to stop, cease and desist, anything,” McLachlan said, adding an officer finally stunned her with his Taser when the woman appeared to be making another break.

  • Car6_max50


    about 4 years ago


    ha ha, that sucks!

  • Cellphones_max50


    about 4 years ago


    I'd say drugs made her disrobe. Hardly a damsel in distress. Not a pretty sight either, but maybe entertaining?

  • 25-1-13-a_1__max50


    about 4 years ago


    "Of course, there was no clothing description available,” McLachlan said"

    Yeah.... Really?

    And then there is this:

    "Dear Chief........ On the above stated date and time and during a search for a crazy naked woman, I allowed said crazy naked woman to take my unsecured patrol vehicle because I left the keys in the ignition during the search."

  • Angel_kincaid_park_2014_max50


    about 4 years ago


    Just a good old greased pig contest. Good times....
    Glad no one was injured.

  • Ycso-patch_max50


    about 4 years ago


    TASER-TASER!! ...don't forget to glove up...

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago


    Wow is there a fullmoon or what?

  • Warrior_knight_max50


    about 4 years ago


    Better not put hands on, you'll be accused of "roughing the passer." LMBO!! And was the substance that you took legal or illegal in nature.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago


    I agree with the Paul Harvey request. What is the rest of the story. Why was a naked woman running and from what. If it was kidnappers or rapist, why steal the police car and run from your rescuers. Davis1365 is right. The Benny Hill theme music should have been rattling the speakers and Kettenhund 1954, you have a valid point there. One last comment, if a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush what is a bush in the bush worth. There will be jokes on this one forever. Better tune in to Leno, Letterman or who ever else is out there.

  • Deb5_max50


    about 4 years ago


    Where the heck was Louise when Thelma was out creating all this mischief? This is a story they will be talking about around the water cooler for awhile. So many jokes to be made of this. I bet it left a mark, too.

  • Steveportrait_max50


    about 4 years ago


    "A West Valley officer soon spotted the woman hiding behind a bush". No further words are necessary, LOL

  • Me_max50


    about 4 years ago


    All I can see missing is benny hill music playing as they chase her

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago


    So what was her story?, we need Paul Harvey so we can hear the rest of the sory.
    Well I hope they didn't hit any sensitive areas. LOL.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago


    That was funny, I guess she was shocked about the whole thing.

  • 2010-05-20_12


    about 4 years ago


    indeed where did the prongs hit its a very good question i need another constant laugh

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    about 4 years ago


    I don't want to be a wise a*s, but where did they aim the taser.

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