Florida Woman Calls 911 On Herself To "Legally" Steal A Car From A Car Dealership

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A car theft was thwarted when a witness called 911, but the conversation got weird when the woman revealed she was the one stealing the car, according to investigators in Florida.

It happened just before 1 a.m. Friday, May 31, at Val Ward Cadillac in Fort Myers, about a 130-mile drive south of Tampa.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office says the “unusual 911 call” lead deputies directly to witness who was also the suspect.

“A female (stated) that she was attempting to steal a vehicle from the dealership parking lot and wanted the police to know,” the sheriff’s office said in a video posted June 5 on Facebook.

“Deputies arrived on scene and observed (the suspect) exiting the side of the stolen (Toyota) Corolla.”

The woman then explained that she was participating in “a game of Black Ops to steal a car” and hoped telling deputies in advance would “make the carjacking legal,” officials said.

It didn’t.

However, the timely arrival of deputies did prevent her from being charged with grand theft.

The 37-year-old woman was instead charged with trespassing on accusations of entering the dealership parking lot after closing, according to a report. It is her sixth arrest since 2005, jail records show.

A search of the dealership revealed a door had been left open on an Audi A5, but there was no evidence of vehicles being stolen, officials said.

I'm just going to say what everyone is thinking. What the hell is wrong with Florida people?! Craziest state in the nation by far. It all came to light when the bath salts incident happened but now I feel like it's unanimously accepted that people born and raised in Florida are by far the most out of pocket people we have in this country. 

The story itself is incredible. When I read the headline I had to do a double and triple take to grasp what I was reading. Then I listened to the 911 call (in the video above) and nearly burst out into tears of laughter. This woman was really convinced that if she just called the police to inform them she was stealing a car they'd be like "Great! Thanks so much for letting us know! You're all set. Have a good one!" She had the energy of calling a restaurant in advance to let them know you were going to be 10 minutes late for your dinner reservation. Absolutely hysterical. 

She says she was "participating in a game of Black Ops to steal a car." WHAT THE FUCK DOES THAT MEAN?!?!?!?! Like she was playing a game of Call of Duty but in real life? I'm not the biggest video game guy in the world but I don't recall there ever being a time in Call of Duty where you steal cars unless a big change was made that I'm not aware about. Did she mean Grand Theft Auto? Because stealing cars in GTA is a staple of the game and super fun. I used to love running up to a single mother of three minding her own business in her minivan at a red light and viciously ripping her out of her car and beating her within an inch of her life for the $47 in her purse and then stealing her car only to crash it less than a mile away and steal another one. Good times man. 

The funniest part of this whole story might be that her calling the police on herself was what saved her from potentially doing hard time. Because the police arrived on seen before she had taken the car off premises she was charged with trespassing instead of grand theft auto. Is this woman sneaky genius or the craziest woman alive? I'd lean craziest woman alive but hey, healthy debate!