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Police: Stranded woman stole good Samaritan’s pickup truck in Topeka, led officers on high-speed chase

A good Samaritan’s pickup truck was stolen Wednesday morning by a woman he stopped to help after her car caught fire on Interstate 70 in west Topeka, authorities said.

The theft led to a high-speed chase through western Shawnee County, finally coming to an end just west of Dover in Wabaunsee County.

The woman, identified as Erien Knox, 23, was taken into custody by Kansas Highway Patrol troopers. Knox was booked into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with possession of stolen property and felony obstruction. Topeka police spokeswoman Amy McCarter said more charges may be pending from other jurisdictions.

The incident began about 9:15 a.m., when a stolen green 1999 Honda Accord from Kansas City, Kan., was reported on fire on the shoulder of westbound I-70 near the S.W. Wanamaker Road exit.

Highway patrol spokesman Lt. Adam Winters said a volunteer firefighter saw the car on fire and stopped to help.

As the weather

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Victim in crash before good Samaritan’s truck was stolen condemns cowardly crime

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Security footage of the crash that left one truck totaled and anther stolen shows the chain of events that started when a driver ran a red light and was T-boned by a truck. A good Samaritan stopped to check on the survivors. That’s when the driver who ran the red light jumped out, hopped in the good Samaritan’s truck, and sped away.

“The guy ran a red light. I hit him,” Daniel Martin said.

Martin was heading to work at a nearby construction site when the crash happened.

“Next thing I know, I wake up in the middle of two lanes,” Martin said.

After the crash, the red-light runner went east on Mount Vernon Street. That’s where the good Samaritan stopped to help, leaving Martin stranded in the intersection.

“Lady asking me if I’m alright, and I said ‘Yeah, I think so,'” Martin said.

While the good Samaritan

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Police: Stranded woman stole good Samaritan’s pickup truck in …

A good Samaritan’s pickup truck was stolen Wednesday morning by a woman he stopped to help after her car caught fire on Interstate 70 in west Topeka, authorities said.

The theft led to a high-speed chase through western Shawnee County, finally coming to an end just west of Dover in Wabaunsee County.

The woman, identified as Erien Knox, 23, was taken into custody by Kansas Highway Patrol troopers. Knox was booked into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with possession of stolen property and felony obstruction. Topeka police spokeswoman Amy McCarter said more charges may be pending from other jurisdictions.

The incident began about 9:15 a.m., when a stolen green 1999 Honda Accord from Kansas City, Kan., was reported on fire on the shoulder of westbound I-70 near the S.W. Wanamaker Road exit.

Highway patrol spokesman Lt. Adam Winters said a volunteer firefighter saw the car on fire and stopped to help.

As the weather

Read more at: http://cjonline.com/news/crime-courts/local/2017-03-29/police-stranded-woman-stole-good-samaritan-s-pickup-truck-topeka

Police: Stranded woman stole Good Samaritan’s pickup truck in west Topeka, then led officers on high-speed chase

So much for being a Good Samaritan.

A volunteer firefighter found out as much Wednesday morning after authorities said his pickup truck was stolen by the woman he had stopped to help after her car caught fire on Interstate 70 in west Topeka.

The theft led to a high-speed chase through a large portion of western Shawnee County, finally coming to an end just west of Dover in Wabaunsee County.

The woman suspected in the truck theft was taken into custody by Kansas Highway Patrol troopers. She was expected to be booked into the Shawnee County Jail on multiple counts related to the theft and chase. Her name wasn’t immediately available.

The incident began around 9:15 a.m., when a car was reported on fire on the shoulder of westbound I-70 near the S.W. Wanamaker Road exit.

Kansas Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Adam Winters said a volunteer firefighter who was passing through the area saw the

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