Clerk's Good Deed Ends in Cop Chase, Heroin Bust
Driver didn't realize she was being pursued for a good reason
By Newser Editors and Wire Services Suggested by Amanda.Matznick
Posted Apr 16, 2014 6:36 PM CDT

(Newser) – When her cellmate asks, "How'd you get arrested?" Florida's Christina Hines, 30, has good reason to either laugh or cry. As WKMG reports, it all started when she accidentally left a $50 bill behind at a gas station. The clerk ran outside after her but was too late. A sheriff's deputy noticed the commotion, found out what happened, and decided to play Good Samaritan by catching up with Hines to return the cash, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Thinking she was being pursued for other reasons, Hines led deputies on a high-speed chase that ended only with the help of tire-flattening spikes placed on the road. Deputies found heroin and hypodermic needles in Hines' car, and it didn't help that she was driving on a suspended license. It's unclear whether she ever got that 50 bucks back.

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Apr 17, 2014 9:45 AM CDT
nice 15min there hines! lol
Apr 17, 2014 6:43 AM CDT
She should get off. What reason did they have to "chase" her? If they were trying to give her $50 back and she didn't stop to get it, then let her go, it's her loss. This is just another example of overbearing cops with an attitude. She didn't do what I want so lets chase her and endanger the public. Think about it, if I had tried to give her money back in this way, I would go to jail, and rightly so. Cops think they ARE the law.
Apr 17, 2014 2:01 AM CDT
Bet ya could've pushed her over with a feather when they told her the why.