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Georgia Woman Goes On A First Date, Steals His Pickup Truck, Attempts To Flee From Police


First dates can be quite nerve-wracking and for a man from Georgia, a first date quickly turned into a nightmare when his date made off with his pickup truck.

Police report that Wesley Burson met 37-year-old Jenifer Lee Gray on a dating app called Plenty of Fish and arranged an Uber to pick her up from a hotel at the Northwest Atlanta hotel and bring her back to his place.

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However, when Burson went to use the bathroom, he heard his truck start outside and quickly discovered that Gray had made off with his truck. Burson immediately called 911 and quickly, a police officer spotted the stolen vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. However, Gray wasn’t willing to stop and accelerated to over 100 mph (160 km/h) in an attempt to flee.

Local officers were only able to detain Gray after a member of the sheriff’s office H.E.A.T unit standing on the interstate used stop sticks to slow down the pickup. An officer then performed a PIT maneuver to bring Gray to a stop.

“On the interstate, speeds were over 100 mph, she was driving recklessly, trying to swerve and hit our patrol car while he was attempting to do a PIT maneuver,” Coweta County Sheriff’s Sgt. Toby Nix told Fox 5 Atlanta.

The woman was arrested and transported to Piedmont Newnan Hospital for an evaluation. She was then moved to Coweta County Jail and charged with theft by taking and fleeing/attempting to elude a police officer.



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