Police have arrested an 81-year-old woman, after she pulled away from Texas officers and lead them on a slow-moving car chase, according to WFAA.
Denton police stopped Nancy Strader after motorists reported her driving the wrong way early Thursday morning. Though she did pull over, the octogenarian refused to get out of her 2015 Jeep and actually drove off, evading authorities and beginning a car chase that topped out at 25-miles an hour.
“During their conversation of trying to get her to exit the vehicle or open the door, she starts to pull forward. They warn her not to drive away. She stops briefly and then she takes off,” police officer Shane Kizer told reporters.
Strader allegedly drove about three miles—ignoring emergency lights sirens—before stopping again. This time, two officers took knives to her tires so she couldn’t take off and broke a window to extract her from the vehicle, according to Dallas News.
Body cam footage caught the suspect, who Officer Kizer described as “ornery,” telling police that she didn’t stop because “It’s my car. My life. My everything.”
“Why should I stop when I’ve done nothing?” the 81-year-old asked.
What caused the grandmother to drive the wrong way and evade police when pulled over? She was just hungry and wanted coffee and a sandwich, according to an interview she gave to WFAA after spending 14 hours behind bars.
“I just was out riding around,” she said. “I thought I’m going to go have me some coffee or a sandwich or something because I hadn’t eaten all day. But I never got it.”
The 81-year-old was charged with evading arrest. Strader’s family has said that they plan on having a doctor examine her.
[Featured Image: Denton Police Department/WFAA/screengrab]