Who is Rachael Lynn Stefancich? Nearly naked Florida woman who stole car, led cops on high-speed chase arrested
The 24-year-old woman was arrested on Saturday, May 22, after troopers chased her through numerous counties in a high-speed car chase as she changed lanes at 110 mph
TAMPA, FLORIDA: A nearly naked woman was taken into custody on Saturday, May 22, after a high-speed chase through numerous counties. The woman has been identified as Rachael Lynn Stefancich who was allegedly recklessly driving a stolen car, authorities said. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), troopers were informed about Stefancich at around ten in the morning. She was reportedly driving the stolen 2009 Cadillac sedan on I-75 in Sumter County.
Reports said the vehicle was first seen on the interstate in Hernando County. To stop it, troopers tried a traffic stop but failed since the car sped away, reaching speeds of 110 mph while changing lanes. Stefancich, who was behind the wheels, also reportedly used the roadway shoulder to pass other cars. The arrest report stated that she was caught after troopers stopped next to the stolen car in an attempt to convince the driver to exit the interstate. And, subsequently, when the suspect left the interstate onto State Road 52 in Pasco County, troopers, with the help of a PIT maneuver, immobilized the car.
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Stefancich was soon taken out of the car and detained. The FHP said the woman was “nearly fully unclothed” when she was taken into custody. The arrest report stated that the authorities also recovered a glass pipe used for smoking methamphetamine and a substance believed to be meth inside the vehicle. Besides, they discovered Stefancich was driving on a suspended license. The woman reportedly claimed that the car was her aunt’s and she was authorized to drive it. She is now facing charges of grand theft auto, reckless driving, fleeing and eluding, possession of methamphetamine, and driving with a suspended license.
In another bizarre incident, on May 9, a naked woman from Minnesota was detained after authorities found her “digitally penetrating” herself on a pickup truck’s floor. When the 35-year-old -- identified as Jennifer Dorit Weber -- was arrested, she was “completely naked” and was lying on the floor of an open gold Pontiac SUV. Police dispatchers were informed that the woman without clothes was sitting alone inside a Pontiac SUV and that she “looked happy and did not appear to be hurt but appeared to possibly be under the influence.” However, when officers reached the address, the situation went out of hand as she was on her back, feet in the air, “digitally penetrating her vagina”.
The official document noted that Weber “was making nonsensical comments and appeared to be talking to people that were not present” and continued to masturbate while talking to cops. She also reportedly believed that she was in St Petersburg inside a vehicle. When questioned why she came to Mankato, which is about 81 miles southwest of Minneapolis, she allegedly claimed, “to please the boys”.
During the search of the truck, Weber’s pants or underwear were not found, but cops discovered a metal spoon identified as potential drug paraphernalia. After she exited the vehicle, authorities took her to a detoxification facility. She was reportedly pressed with indecent exposure, narcotics possession, DWI, and entering a vehicle without the owner’s permission, charges.