Police near Pittsburgh say a handcuffed shoplifting suspect climbed into the front of a patrol car and raced off at speeds of up to 100 mph.

Center Township police say Roxanne Rimer stole the cruiser from outside a Monaca Kohl's store Wednesday night. She was arrested about 10 miles away in Aliquippa.

Police say Rimer ditched the cruiser a few minutes after fleeing. They say she got a short ride from another vehicle before officers caught up with her.

The cruiser sustained front end damage.

The 27-year-old Rimer is charged with aggravated assault, robbery and other offenses. Information on her bail status and her lawyer weren't available.

It was the third theft of a police vehicle in the state in the last week.