The high-speed pursuit started in the morning on Saturday when state troopers stationed at the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office were alerted of a stolen car just west of Gainesville in the north-central area of Florida.
The woman driver, who has been identified as 24-year-old Rachael Lynn Stefancich from Plant City, fled from authorities on an area of the southbound Interstate-75 in Sumter County.
At some point, a trooper located Stefancich as she drove the 2009 Cadillac sedan into Hernando County on I-75. As that state trooper tried to pull over the vehicle, Stefancich after that purportedly sped up the automobile to around 110 miles per hour on a wildly crazy, multi-county pursuit.
The woman ultimately drove the sedan onto State Road 52 in Pasco County prior to the car being halted by a pursuit intervention technique (PIT) maneuver, and Stefancich was apprehended while she was mostly naked.
“Rachael Lynn Stefancich, 24, of Plant City, nearly fully unclothed, was immediately taken into custody and arrested for grand theft auto, reckless driving, fleeing & eluding, possession of methamphetamine and driving while license suspended,” the highway patrol stated. “Stefancich was later delivered to the Hernando County Jail.”
Troopers claim they discovered a glass pipe commonly made use of for smoking methamphetamine, as well as what they additionally determined to be meth inside the car. Troopers likewise pointed out that her license had already been suspended, and also she asserted the car actually belonged to her aunt that purportedly permitted her to drive it.
The Florida Highway Patrol hasn’t indicated which portion of Stefancich had been clothed and what was visible.
“Florida Man” has come to be a moniker throughout the years to explain wacky actions executed by men in Florida, from the recent boater in Key Largo who died after mangroves got stuck into his head to a guy who wielded a sword at sheriff’s deputies, a nude guy beating a “peeping Tom” until he died, a drunk Florida man and woman having sex in the backseat of a police vehicle after a DUI arrest as well as individuals offering bags of weed in return for food items at restaurants.
Saturday’s apprehension of Stefancich does not automatically turn her into an official “Florida woman” unless she gets convicted of the crime. She has undoubtedly kept the torch of Florida Woman lit and alive.
Kyle James Lee – The AEGIS Alliance – This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.