Woman arrested after stealing Good Samaritan’s car with children inside

Woman faces charges after carjacking
Woman faces charges after carjacking
Published: Aug. 6, 2022 at 7:00 PM EDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A woman was arrested after disabling her own car and stealing a Good Samaritan’s car with an 18-year-old and child inside, according to the Murfreesboro Police Department.

The woman wrecked and hit a tree after the children confronted her around 2:35 p.m. on Saturday.

According to a preliminary report, the woman was driving on I-24 and got off the Medical Center Parkway exit when she hit a curb, disabling her Ford Focus.

Rachelle Ayers, a Murfreesboro resident was driving down highway 24 onto Medical Center when she saw a car on the side of the road. Ayers said the woman ran from what looked like an accident and looked like she was looking for help.

“Seeing the cars that continued to pass her by, I was shocked and thought if someone doesn’t help this lady I’m going to stop,” Ayers explained.

But within seconds another woman and her kids in an SUV pulled over to help.

The woman ended up allegedly stealing one of their cars. She drove down Medical Center Parkway and crashed into two vehicles.

She was confronted by the 18-year-old and a minor child which caused her to cross into the on-coming lane of traffic near Joe Knight Drive and hit a tree.

After crashing, she allegedly took off running. A Murfreesboro PD officer chased the woman and arrested her with the assistance of an off-duty Metro Nashville Police Department officer.

“I was floored because that’s not something that happens,” Ayers said.

The Good Samaritan was reunited with her children who were not injured during the crash.

Ayers was thankful for the family’s safety and said she and many others have learned a lesson.

“(We need) to be more conscious about who to help, because that could have easily been me,” Ayers explained.

The woman is being interviewed by detectives and charges will be coming.

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