Shoplifter drives off dragging police officer with her carBy Mason White 12:48 PM August 5, 2016
By: Kristina Marcy
(Scroll down for video) A woman placed her life and the life of a police officer in danger after she was trying to get away with stolen goods.
31-year-old Kristina Marcy was confronted by a police officer outside a Dollar General in South Carolina, after she was accused of shoplifting.
Marcy, who has already been arrested five times for shoplifting, did not want to go back to jail.
Lyman Police Chief Jay Hayes said that an officer was dispatched to the Dollar General on Charlotte Highway at around 6:15 p.m., on a report of a woman shoplifting from the store.
When the officer arrived, Marcy was already out of the store and in her car.
The officer asked her for her license. She said that she has three purses to look through in order to find it. That is when the officer asked her to step out of her car.
Marcy did not listen to his repeated orders to step out of her car and instead, she began driving off, dragging the officer before he fell to the ground.
Good Samaritans who witnessed the incident, came to help the officer, who suffered minor injuries, including bumps, scrapes, and bruises.
He called for backup and a police chase ensued. Deputies used spike strips to stop the vehicle. Marcy reportedly lost control of the car and crashed. She was taken to the hospital before she was arrested.
She was charged with assault and battery, shoplifting and providing false information to police. Her bail was set at $25,000.