Have you ever wondered what it would be like to drive a police car? Sure you have. After logging hundreds of hours on Grand Theft Auto over the years, you've no doubt thought about what it'd be like to throw the lights on and speed around town for a few minutes. The only problem, of course, is that unless you're planning on joining the academy, you have no chance of actually finding out what it feels like to whip a cop cruiser. Or, do you?
If you want to know what it feels like to drive a police car, you could always go and do what 25-year-old Charlotte resident Kacie Leandra Nelson did last night (although, for the record, we would NOT recommend it!). While police were responding to a call in the east part of town, one of the responding officers left his car running. So, she jumped into the driver's seat, took it for a four-mile joyride around town, ditched it on the side of a street, and started walking away like it was nothing. No items were taken from the car. No one was injured. And, curiously, police said that Nelson took the car "really for no rhyme or reason."
Maybe she just wanted to see how the cop car handled. Or, maybe she just needed a lift home. Regardless of her reason, she's been charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle and driving with a revoked license and is being held at the local jail in Charlotte pending a court appearance on Wednesday afternoon. So, maybe stealing a cop car wasn't such a good idea after all. Go figure.
[via Charlotte Observer]