A woman in Philadelphia stands accused of stealing a taxi then using it to pick up fares.

According to The Associated Press, 65-year-old Betty Thomas hailed the cab around midnight on Thursday and requested she be dropped off at a casino.

Before the driver reached the destination, however, she reportedly asked him to stop at a gas station.

According to NBC News, surveillance footage shows the driver helping Thomas into the gas station to buy a bottle of water.

For some reason or another, the pair stayed at the gas station for roughly 90 minutes, often just out of view of security cameras.

Eventually, the pair reportedly re-emerge on camera, arguing. Thomas eventually jumped in and took off.

According to The Daily Mail, police tracked Thomas down a half hour later and found her driving the taxi with a 23-year-old woman and her infant daughter inside.

The 23-year-old reportedly did not know the taxi had been stolen.

“It’s a pretty unusual job to steal a cab and then start picking up passengers like you’re a cab driver,” The Daily Mail quotes Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small as stating.

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like that before, it’s definitely a bizarre story.”

Thomas is reportedly facing charges of theft-unlawful taking, theft of services, theft-receiving stolen property, terroristic threats and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

The Daily Mail
NBC News
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