Woman arrested after stealing police car

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SAN DIEGO — A 22-year-old woman who led officers on a chase from downtown San Diego to Oceanside in a stolen police cruiser is in custody Saturday on suspicion of multiple felony charges.

Felicitas Flores is accused of stealing the parked police cruiser about 11:30 p.m. Friday on the 300 block of 17th Street in the East Village neighborhood, San Diego police Officer Ben Newton said.

Flores was apprehended around midnight after a pursuit on the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 led her to Oceanside, Newton said. The stolen cruiser’s tires were spiked on the freeway, just north of Carlsbad, but the pursuit continued to a rest stop north of Oceanside.

As officers in cars attempted to arrest Flores, she collided head-on with a police vehicle, Newton said. No injuries were reported.

Flores was booked into jail about 5:20 a.m. today on suspicion of felony grand theft auto, evading police, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon that is not a firearm on a peace officer, and other felony and misdemeanor charges, according to information from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department website.

She was expected to be arraigned Wednesday at 8 a.m. at the Downtown San Diego County courthouse.


  • Fred (the real Fred lol)

    Well Ron they were trying to be the kinder gentler cops all the Libby morons want the cops to be and they left it unlocked with the keys in it (probably running for the AC) so there was a cool car ready to take a ride in. Probably, based on her name just one of the poor people from south of the border who’s trying to get here for a better life…sarcasm stops here.

  • michell

    FYI she’s definitely not from Mexico she does even speak Spanish dc he’s just a mentally ill person who obviously needs help and has been placed in the wrong hands, but people are always to quick to judge a person when they don’t even know their situation, way too many people in San Diego have mental issues and the system fails them , maybe now she’ll get the help she needs.God bless

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