Prosecutors accused a 28-year-old woman Monday of stealing a patrol car after a Johnson County’s sheriff’s deputy gave her a ride to a hospital.
They also charged Stevi Renee Zinn, of Kansas City, Kan., with being a felon in possession of the firearm that was inside the patrol car she allegedly took.
According to the sheriff’s office, the incident began early Monday morning in De Soto when someone reported a “distraught” woman standing on a street corner.
When the deputy spoke with the woman, she asked to be taken to Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
He allowed her to sit in the front seat during the ride. But after they arrived, as the deputy walked around the vehicle to let the woman out, she slid into the driver’s seat and made off with the Ford Crown Victoria, according to the sheriff’s office.
The vehicle was recovered five minutes later at 9100 W. 70th St., and Zinn was arrested shortly after that at 71st Terrace and Frontage Road.
Zinn has a prior felony conviction for attempted aggravated escape, according to court records.
A judge set her bond at $100,000. She made her first appearance in Johnson County District Court on Monday afternoon. She is scheduled back in court June 30.