A woman in Livonia, Michigan is behind bars after allegedly leading police officials on a high-speed chase and stealing $300 worth of cleaning supplies, according to WXYZ Detroit. Employees at a supermarket—Meijer on Middlebelt Road—alerted police after realizing that 47-year-old Somonique Biles was apparently leaving the store with a cart filled with cleaning supplies, which included a mop, broom, detergent, flip-flops, and a few cheeseburgers, without paying for them.
When Biles, who was wearing a shirt that read “Chase your dreams,” was confronted by the store’s security team, she reportedly fled the scene, but Livonia police were able to locate the suspect on eastbound I-96 and Inkster Rd. Although several attempts were used to stop Biles, she refused and continued driving on the interstate, weaving in and out of heavy traffic, reaching speeds of 100 mph, police say.
The police chase came to an end when Biles crashed after exiting onto Outer Driver. It was not immediately made clear if the suspect sustained injuries during the crash, but deputies were able to make an arrest.
Livonia police officials were asked why would they pursue someone at such high speeds that could lead to a dangerous situation. Capt. Robert Nenciarini with the Livonia Police Department stated that he didn’t “want to set a bad precedent.”
“We don’t like people to come in and steal everything from our city and we if we didn’t chase anybody, everybody would come in and take everything and wouldn’t stop for us, and we chase the majority of people.”
Biles is being held at the county jail on a $50,000 bond. She is facing a slew of charges.