Cops: Woman steals APD patrol car | KXAN.com
An Austin woman is accused of stealing an Austin police car and taking it on a joyride, flashing its lights, through Austin.
Nicole Thomas, 32, is in jail on charges of theft after callers alerted police of a cruiser with a driver who looked much too young to be behind the wheel of a patrol car.
The theft happened Sunday at 10 a.m., when dispatch started getting 911 calls that a "teen-aged looking" person was driving a police car down South Congress Avenue. Other officers started looking for the car, later determined to belong to a supervisor.