Eastbound And Frown

Meet Rachael Lynn Stefancich of Plant City, Florida.

Rachael’s turn-ons include walking on the beach during a hurricane, candlelight dinners – at Del Taco – and leading state troopers on high-speed pursuits while driving naked.

The Florida Highway Patrol responded to a report from Gilchrist County deputies regarding an active pursuit of a stolen vehicle Saturday morning. The vehicle was reportedly heading southbound on Interstate 75 in Sumter County.

A trooper spotted a 2009 Cadillac sedan driving on I-75 in Hernando County and tried pulling the car over. That’s when the driver fled, hitting speeds of 110 mph with the vehicle, according to troopers. The chase reportedly went from I-75 onto State Road 52. They had to use a PIT maneuver to stop the vehicle and detain the woman driving.

Troopers said 24-year-old Rachael Lynn Stefancich, of Plant City, was “nearly fully unclothed” when they took her into custody. She was charged with grand theft auto, reckless driving, fleeing & eluding, possession of methamphetamine, and driving while license suspended.

One wonders what the driver’s seat smelled like after the chase ended. The good news is Rachael is single and looking for love!

Driving This Crazy

A Michigan man made fast friends with his local police department after leading officers on a prolonged, drunken pursuit.

Officers from the Sumpter Township Police Department responded to a report of an intoxicated motorist at 9:45 p.m., Monday June 11, in the area of Sumpter Road near Willow Road. When they spotted the vehicle it fled southbound.

The fleeing motorist, a 44-year-old Allen Park man, crossed into Washtenaw County, where he fired at the pursuing officers at least five times. The pursuit continued until it reached the city of Milan border, south of Ann Arbor, where the driver “doubled back” and crashed into a patrol car.

The man was arrested and taken to the Wayne County Jail to await charges. Five firearms and several thousands of rounds of ammunition were recovered from the man’s vehicle.

The guns and ammo are easily explained away; dude just wanted to make sure the local Tim Horton’s got his breakfast order right.

Hot Cop-On-Cop Action

Mad Max Nightrider Chase SceneBeing a police officer in Ohio must resemble working as a night watchman in a grain silo. Unless you’re patrolling downtown Cleveland, there isn’t much to do but ogle the farm animals and lament the fact your state doesn’t have a real football team. Sometimes, however, fate smiles upon you, and action rears its ugly head.

Police say a driver who led officers on a high-speed chase in Ohio earlier this month turned out to be an off-duty officer — and so was his passenger.

Fairlawn police on Monday released footage of the May 7 chase, which shows an on-duty officer’s apparent surprise when he realizes fellow city officers were in a sport utility vehicle that was clocked going more than 40 mph over the speed limit and failed to stop. The chase lasted for about a minute. (H/T – TXNick)

When I occasionally worked as a burglary detail team on the overnight shift, my partner and I would blow lights in front of our coworkers, hoping they didn’t recognize the district’s unmarked BD car. Not saying this was the case in this instance, but I could see the off-duty cops screwing with the on-dutys, just because.