Florida Woman Steals Car, Buys Drugs on First Day Out of Jail, Police Say

A 49-year-old woman was jailed in Pasco County, accused of stealing a car on her first day out of prison.

Theresa Jones faces charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle, cocaine possession and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. She was being held on $7,300 bond.

Jones was released from Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala on Wednesday at the end of a two-year, eight-month sentence.

Authorities say she met a pen pal and they drove to a New Port Richey hotel. Jones took the man's car Wednesday night, saying she was going to buy beer. She was located Thursday morning.

Jones told authorities that she stole the car so she could get drugs.

It's unclear if she already has an attorney.