Angela Estrella's house-arrest term had just ended, and a judge had allowed her to remove her ankle monitor bracelet. So how did she celebrate? By stealing a tow truck and landing back in real jail just hours later.
Soon after having the ankle monitor removed, Estrella, 37, rented a car. It broke down on I-95 in Ormond Beach.According to the Associated Press, a tow truck driver came to help her out, but when he turned his back Estrella jumped in his truck and drove off.
Ironically, just because Estrella's GPS monitoring device had been removed it didn't mean she was free from GPS tracking entirely. The truck itself was outfitted with a GPS device.
Police tracked the signal down and found Estrella at a gas station a few miles away. She was taken back to jail and charged with grand theft.
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