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Woman gets ride from friend, accused of stealing car

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A friendly gesture by a woman ended with her car being stolen. The friend

According to an arrest report, Amanda Jo Whitaker, 32, was picked up by a friend on January 6 after the friend agreed to give her a ride. When the owner of the car made a stop in the 5600 block of Preston Highway, Whitaker remained in the car. When the owner came back out, Whitaker and the car were gone.

On January 9, Metro police stopped the stolen car. Whitaker was found hiding in the trunk of the car trying to avoid police.

Whitaker is charged with theft by unlawful taking of an auto. She was being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on other charges.

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