ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers have arrested a woman suspected of stealing a patrol car that held her handcuffed husband in the back seat.
Troopers say Amber Watford and her husband Joshua Watford were arrested yesterday at a Wasilla home.
Troopers on Wednesday received a tip that Joshua Watford, who was wanted on a warrant, was in a Big Lake pawn shop. An officer arrested him, placed him in handcuffs and put him in the back of a patrol car.
Troopers say the officer was speaking to a passing motorist when Amber Watford got behind the wheel of the patrol car and took off. Troopers recovered the patrol car an hour later. They say nothing was missing from the car — including the handcuffs that had been on Joshua Watford’s wrists.
A tip led them to the Watfords. They’re being held on suspicion of vehicle theft and other charges.