North Carolina Woman Arrested for Faking Her Own Kidnapping So She Could Steal a Man’s Car

A North Carolina woman took advantage of a man’s kindness in an attempt to scheme him out of his vehicle, according to authorities.

Virginia Saavedra, 37, was arrested after police say she stole the Good Samaritan’s truck on Wednesday and led law enforcement on a high-speed chase, the Associated Press reported.

Saavedra allegedly ran to the victim’s house and told him she’d just escaped a kidnapping attempt from a stranger.

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The man reportedly responded by letting her sit in his truck to warm herself while he contacted authorities.

Saavedra sped off with the truck, leading the victim to call police.

Randolph County Sheriff’s deputies responding to the call spotted the vehicle and gave chase.

They pursued Saavedra for 26 miles as her attempt to flee led them into a neighboring county, according to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.

Saavedra faces more than a dozen charges, including driving the wrong way on a divided highway and felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, the AP reported.

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Saavedra is also accused of giving authorities a fake name following her arrest.

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