An 81-year-old woman from Denton, Texas, was recently pulled over for driving erratically and for ignoring police officer’s demands.
“From what we have been told she had driven around in circles on North Elm, going the wrong way. She continued to go the wrong direction,” Officer Shane Kizer of the Denton police told KSDK.
Officers first approached her in order to see if she was okay.
“I just want to make sure you’re OK. Unlock the car for me,” one of the officers told Strader, according body cam footage obtained by WFAA.
“During their conversation of trying to get her to exit the vehicle or open the door, she starts to pull forward. They warn her not to drive away. She stops briefly and then she takes off,” Kizer said.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Strader then took off and led police on a slow-speed chase at or below 25-miles per hour. She drove about three or four miles before stopping again.
When officers approached Strader for a second time, they immobilized her vehicle by cutting into the tires. Strader then refused to roll down the window for the officers, who were forced to break her window.
Fox News reported that when officers asked Strader why she didn’t answer their questions she responded, “Because I hate to answer stupid people. It’s my life.”
According to KSDK, when officers questioned the elderly woman about why she didn’t stop for the police Strader responded, “Why should I stop when I’ve done nothing?” The officer then asked why she didn’t open her door when he knocked on her window.
Strader continued to defy the officers, responding in a rude tone.
“Why? It’s my car? My life. My everything.”
She was eventually caught and charged with evading arrest and endured a 14-hour jail stay before she was released on a $1,000 bail that was posted by her son.
“I just was out riding around. I thought I’m going to go have me some coffee or a sandwich or something because I hadn’t eaten all day. But I never got it,” Strader told WFAA.