A woman is in custody after stealing a Good Samaritan’s SUV with an 18-year-old and a minor child inside. The woman wrecked and hit a tree after the children confronted her around 2:35 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.
The woman is currently being interviewed by Criminal Investigations Division detectives. Charges are forthcoming.
The preliminary investigation shows the woman was traveling on I-24 and got off the Medical Center Pkwy. exit. She hit a curb, disabling the car she was driving, a Ford Focus. Two good Samaritan stopped to assist. The woman ended up driving away in one of the Good Samaritan’s vehicles, a gray Acura MDX SUV. She drove down Medical Center Pkwy. crashing into two vehicles. The woman was confronted by the 18-year-old and minor child, causing her to cross into the on-coming lane of traffic near Joe Knight Dr. and came to a stop after hitting a tree. She took off running.
A Murfreesboro Police Officer chased the woman on foot and was taken into custody with assistance from a Metro Nashville Police Department off-duty officer.
The Good Samaritan was reunited with her children, who were not injured.
The investigation is ongoing.