Police: South Florida woman stole car in Kentucky because she was ‘tired of walking’

PADUKA, K. – According to police, a South Florida woman managed to get into a Kentucky jail twice on the same day for two attempted car thefts.

The first attempt was unsuccessful, but after getting a second chance after being released from prison, 59-year-old Yamila Laborde managed to drive away in someone’s car for several minutes before police stopped her, police said.

It all happened in Paducah, a city on the banks of the Ohio River in far western Bluegrass State.

Laborde, who lives in Fort Lauderdale and Hialeah, first attempted to steal a truck from a Walmart parking lot just after 12:45 p.m. Sunday, according to the Paducah Police Department.

“A Paducah resident told police he was loading groceries into the back of his 2016 Dodge pickup truck that he started while his wife was in the passenger seat,” the police wrote on Facebook. “Labord got behind the wheel of the truck and told the woman to get out because the truck belonged to her.”

However, according to police, Laborde had a problem: she couldn’t turn on the transmission.

Police said they arrived at the scene and took her to the McCracken County Jail on charges of attempted theft by unlawful seizure.

But that wasn’t the last time she’d been there that day.

Police said she went to the library about four hours later and took the man’s 2001 Toyota. The officer stopped the car within a few minutes.

After being caught a second time, Laborde told an officer that “she was tired of walking and saw an unattended car, so she took it,” police said.

She was again sent to the McCracken County Jail, this time on charges of theft by unlawful seizure. She was held on $2,500 bail.

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