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Woman from Pittsburg purchases McDonalds after stealing vehicle this morning

The entire incident was resolved in under 20 minutes

The Pittsburg Police Department received a stolen vehicle report this morning that was resolved in under 20 minutes.

The situation started when law enforcement officers were dispatched at 6:24 AM to a residence in the 110 block of S Elm in Pittsburg for a stolen vehicle report.

“The victim reported he witnessed a white female with long white hair get into his 2021 Nissan Altima and drive away. the victim had a video doorbell system, which showed the female approach the door of the residence. The female then took the house and vehicle keys, which had been left in the exterior lock of the door,” according to a news release for the Pittsburg Police Department.

Police identified the suspect through the victim’s doorbell system as 55-year-old Pittsburg resident Tammy Sue Wells.

13 minutes later at 6:37, officers observed a 2021 Nissan Altima driving north on Broadway St., which led to a traffic stop in the 100 block of W. 1st Street.

Wells was identified as the driver and was taken into custody. Authorities discovered that she had taken the vehicle through the McDonald’s drive-through, where she purchased breakfast before her apprehension.

Wells was arrested for felony theft and transported to the Crawford County Sheriff Office jail.

She is being held on a 3,000 bond.


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