08/27/19 Meridian, MS – Police Call to a Home. Woman with Mental Illness that the call was for, Jumped into the Marked Police Car and Stole It. Later Captured

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) –┬áIt was just after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday when a black Meridian Police Department Caprice cruiser was reported as stolen.

Captain John Griffith says officers were out at a call in the 1400 block of 37th Avenue when the officer radioed that someone had stolen a patrol car.

Griffith says a woman hopped into the car and took off. The squad car was found minutes later in the front yard of a home on 30th Street near State Boulevard.

Moments after the vehicle was located, the woman was spotted and taken into custody on 37th Avenue.

Griffith says the original call was about the woman that eventually stole the car.

Authorities says the woman suffers from a mental illness.