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Woman arrested after flushing keys to rental car down toilet and asking police to retrieve it

By Mason White 9:39 AM March 17, 2016
Toilet (illustration) 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A woman was arrested in South Dakota, after calling police to help recover her car keys.

57-year-old Anna Reed from Spirit Lake, Iowa, called 911 after she accidentally flushed the keys to her rental car down the toilet while using a rest area near Chamberlain.

When officers arrived, they discovered that Reed had an outstanding arrest warrant for possession of a controlled substance in Iowa.

Reed also admitted to having marijuana in her vehicle. Officers called a locksmith so they can recover the drugs. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a variety of prescription pills and a small amount of marijuana, according to police.

Reed was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and possession or use of drug paraphernalia.

Reed was arrested and booked into the Brule County jail. Officers were not able to retrieve the keys from the toilet.