SEE IT: Woman slips out of handcuffs and steals police car

Officers in Texas were led on a wild car chase after a woman managed to slip out of her handcuffs and steal a police SUV.

The crazy encounter, which happened Saturday in the city of Lufkin, was caught on the vehicle's surveillance camera and shows 33-year-old Toscha Sponsler seat-belted and handcuffed in the back of a police car.

According to a post on the Lufkin Police Department's Facebook page, officers were responding to a report of a possible shoplifter at Ulta.

"As officers went through her bags of stolen goods, Sponsler removed her seat belt, slipped her cuffs and climbed through a window partition to the driver's seat," the department wrote.

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Before officers even realize what's happening, Sponsler takes off down the street in the police car.

Several officers run after the vehicle, but a car pursuit ensues as officers try and get Sponsler off the road.

At one point in the video, she's seen swerving to avoid a spike strip in the middle of the street.

After a 23-minute chase, Sponsler crashes the vehicle in someone's yard. She's arrested again after an officer breaks the driver's side window and drags her out the SUV.

"Throughout the chase, officers could see her reaching for the officer's shotgun which was mechanically locked to the vehicle," the department posted on Facebook.

The action-packed video, which resembled a movie scene, ended with an officer installing a "tactical window limitation device" in a patrol car, something all marked units will now have.

As the officer gives the thumbs up sign to the camera the words #Foolmeonce flash across the screen.

Sponsler was booked at the Angelina County Jail on a collective $18,000 bond. She's charged with escape causing serious bodily injury, threat of a deadly weapon, aggravated assault against a public servant, possession of a controlled substance, evading arrest and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

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