A woman claiming she was pregnant stole a Houston transit agency police cruiser and crashed through a parking lot gate early Monday.
According to Houston police, a woman got off the METRO Rail at a park and ride area in the 1600 block of West Bellfort Street at around 1:15 a.m., KTRX-TV reports. While officers did a routine check of the light rail cars, the woman got into a still-running METRO police SUV and drove off.
The woman barreled through the park and ride area's gate, causing significant damage to the barrier. Using a tracking device on the SUV, police were able to locate the woman a little more than 8 miles away just before 1:30 a.m.
Once in custody, the woman told police that she was pregnant and that she was headed to her grandmother's house to see her children. Investigators also were trying to determine if the woman was in any other kind of trouble.
Police charged the woman with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.