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Woman taken into custody after stealing new car from dealership, police say

Woman taken into custody after stealing new car from dealership, police say

(Layton Police Department)


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LAYTON — A woman was taken into custody after she led police on a pursuit Wednesday night.

Layton police officials said 50-year-old Kristine Malan took keys to a new Chevrolet Camaro from a car dealership. When she obtained the keys, Malan pointed to a fanny pack she was wearing and employees suspected she had a gun, police said.

Police were called and when they located her, Malan refused to stop the vehicle and a pursuit ensued. At one point, Malan was driving in the wrong direction and police stopped following her. The pursuit later picked up on I-84 when Utah Highway Patrol spotted the vehicle traveling east.

Malan exited the vehicle and ran into a home at 5898 W. Cache Circle in Mountain Green. Police said she knew people in the home, but the house residents had no idea why Malan was there until police arrived.

An 80-minute standoff proceeded, officials said. Malan was peacefully taken into custody after she was letting a 6-year-old resident leave out the front door.

Police said no one was injured during the pursuit, standoff or arrest.

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Xoel Cardenas is the Breaking News Editor at KSL.com. Xoel has been a journalist for nearly a decade and his resume includes the Deseret News, Fox Deportes, Yahoo! Sports, The Telegraph (London), SB Nation and Bleacher Report.

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