2 women go for joyride in cop car in Queens
By IKIMULISA LIVINGSTON and JOHN DOYLE, NY Post
Two women today [4/1] heisted a police car right under the noses of red-faced cops in Queens, eyewitnesses said.
The incident occurred around 3:03 p.m. at the corner of 230th Place and Mentone Avenue in Laurelton when two cops stopped the driver of a green minivan that was reported stolen, police said.
After the man jumped out and began running, the officers chased him down and cuffed him. The two women passengers quietly walked out of the van.
Both women, described as black and portly, jumped into the police car, which was parked with the engine running and lights flashing, and sped off.
The joyride lasted about a half-mile. They abandoned the car on 145th Avenue and 223 Street with the driver door wide opened. Nothing was taken.
"She flew past the police and made left turn," one eyewitness said, cracking up. "The cops were not paying attention" They immediately got on the radio and called for backup. You just don’t expect this."
Police are still looking for the women, but the male driver is in custody.