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Chase led to bean field, arrest in lottery ticket case

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MUNCIE, Ind. — The arrest of an Indiana woman accused of stealing scratch-off lottery tickets from local stores came only after she led a police officer on a car chase that ended in a bean field.

Abby Nicole Engle, 26, of the 4200 block of West University Avenue in Muncie, was arrested Friday morning. Details of the events leading to her capture were included in an affidavit released Monday.

Albany officer Mat McConnell reported that he was sent to that town's Village Pantry, 641 W. Walnut St., about 5:15 a.m. Friday after a woman was reported to have stolen Hoosier Lottery tickets there. On his way to the store, he saw a car matching a description provided by witnesses run a red light at Walnut and State streets.

He turned on his vehicle's emergency lights after following the car into the McDonald's parking lot.

The driver then "took off at a high rate of speed," he reported. During a westbound pursuit on Ind. 67 and Delaware County Road 700-N, the driver "ran every stop sign until reaching (Ind.) 3," he wrote.

The officer said he lost sight of the vehicle after it left Ind. 3, traveling through bean fields with its headlights turned off. The Honda Civic was found a short time later crashed in a bean field near county roads 1000-N and 150-E.

Engle was later captured "trying to escape from a bean field near Eaton," about a quarter-mile from the car, McConnell wrote.

In a later interview, Engle reportedly admitted driving the car during the pursuit, and stealing lottery tickets both from the Albany Village Pantry and the Pak-A-Sak convenience store at 405 N. Mississinewa Ave.

In a separate affidavit, Muncie police investigator Dustin Lee recounted six incidents at local convenience stores — between Sept. 10 and Oct. 5  that allegedly saw Engle and  a male accomplice steal scratch-off lottery tickets after distracting clerks.

Engle remained in the Delaware County jail on Monday under a $15,000 bond, preliminarily charged with resisting law enforcement and two counts of theft.

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Posted: October 11, 2016, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

Stupid is as stupid does.

CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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    Posted: October 11, 2016, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

    One less Hillary voter.

    Never give up.  Banana

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      Posted: October 11, 2016, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

      Stupid is as stupid does.

      Obviously she didn't listen to Nancy Reagan's advice:  Just say NO to Drugs.  Taxpayer probably on the hook one way or the  other.

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        Posted: October 11, 2016, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

        .

        To:  All young women out there,

        Please don't attempt to pull off such foolish things.
        You will eventually be caught.  You guys too. 

        But you women should read the above story,
        and figure out what the heck your problem is.

        Are you on drugs?
        Get drug help.

        Are you angry? 
        Get anger help.

             Are you in a relationship you no longer want?
             Get out of the relationship NOW!


              But don't steal our lottery tickets! 


             I'm afraid, some day, 'they're' going to come on the news and announce:

        "The lottery department has asked all participating states to shut down their
        lottery headquarters operations, and nullify all tickets in their state, thanks to the numerous
        lottery ticket thefts  which have been allowed to run rampant."


        (rampant is a term describing something that's violently out of control)

        • Don't chase the numbers you play.
        • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
        • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                  (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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          Posted: October 11, 2016, 10:49 pm - IP Logged

          One less Hillary voter.

          Wouldn't she be one more Hillary voter? Prison reform?

          Nolege is power.

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            Posted: October 11, 2016, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

             At least Abby Engle was caught at a young age of 26. She has more opportunities to turn her life around. 

             Drugs, Alcohol, and marijuana. When will it end?

             This is job security for our thin blue line, the cops.

            Dance

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              Posted: October 11, 2016, 11:11 pm - IP Logged

              Oh Abby. There was an almost recent arnold movie where he pulled the same thing..only he drove thru a cornfield * l think with this tricked out vehicle- messed it up real bad in the end though. Come to think of it, destruction for most things are part for the course in all his movies. 

              People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                Posted: October 12, 2016, 4:57 am - IP Logged

                Bean field ? Maybe she thought she was Jackie and the bean stalk.

                Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                For a lead role in a cage?

                 

                                                            From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                  Posted: October 12, 2016, 7:48 am - IP Logged

                  One less Hillary voter.

                  AMEN !!!  Party

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                    Posted: October 12, 2016, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

                    Well, not if she is receives a conviction record. What?

                    Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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                      Posted: October 12, 2016, 3:37 pm - IP Logged

                      Go to jail, go directly to jail do not pass the bean field.....

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                        Posted: October 12, 2016, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

                        One less Hillary voter.

                        not everyone who backs Hillary is a poor criminal.
                        some are rich criminals who back Trump!

                        you do realize that a president is placed in office
                        by electorial votes. not popular vote.
                        read the constitution.

                        maybe this woman can get help and reform.
                        worse case scenario, she can become a
                        social worker.

                        "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

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                          Posted: October 12, 2016, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

                          not everyone who backs Hillary is a poor criminal.
                          some are rich criminals who back Trump!

                          you do realize that a president is placed in office
                          by electorial votes. not popular vote.
                          read the constitution.

                          maybe this woman can get help and reform.
                          worse case scenario, she can become a
                          social worker.

                          I know that Lotto... Don't lecture me on the Constitution.  BTW did you see the last debate?  When Hillary was asked about Supreme Court appointees?  She didn't mention the Constitution once.  What does that tell you?

                          Never give up.  Banana

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                            Posted: October 12, 2016, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

                            I think this young lady has learned a valuable lesson from this event.  A Honda Civic ain't worth a hill of beans when trying to outrun a cop car.  And a second important lesson -- after robbing convenience stores, don't blow through red lights and attract attention to yourself.