Serial Alcohol Thief Arrested after High Speed Chase in Madison

A Madison woman, accused of being a serial alcohol thief, was arrested Saturday night after she abandoned her getaway car following a short police chase that was quickly terminated for safety reasons.

According to a release from Madison Police, the woman allegedly took two bottles of high-end liquor from a Target and departed without paying.

A private security guard called in the license plate of the car in which she fled and a responding officer spotted it on East Towne Way.

The suspect sped around the mall, running a stop sign, before heading south on Zeier Rd. where she blew a red light.

After the officer turned off his lights and siren she hit speeds of 65 mph on a city road.

After stopping her car the suspect took off on foot, but was located shortly thereafter by another officer.

A passenger in the car, a 22-year-old man, was arrested for being party to the crime of retail theft.

The female suspect is facing numerous tentative charges and citations, including a warrant for six similar liquor thefts from the Lien Rd. Target.

The total value of the stolen liquor – in the seven cases - is around $1,800.

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