New Mexico woman claims to be Beyoncé after stealing car, police say

A New Mexico woman was arrested Saturday after stealing a car and telling police she was none other than superstar Beyoncé Knowles, according to court documents.

A police officer spotted 48-year-old Surena Henry in a stolen car and tried to conduct a traffic stop, the Las Cruces Sun News reported, citing the documents.

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But Henry ignored the officer and drove home, the report said. When the officer confronted Henry, she reportedly refused to give her real name. She claimed to be the “Single Ladies” singer.

Henry claimed to be Beyoncé Knowles when police caught her taking a stolen car for a joyride on Saturday, court documents stated.

Henry claimed to be Beyoncé Knowles when police caught her taking a stolen car for a joyride on Saturday, court documents stated. (Doña Ana County Detention Center)

Police said officers had to use fingerprints to properly identify her.

Henry later told officers that she found the keys inside the car and decided to take it for a joyride, KTSM-TV reported. She reportedly said she didn’t feel like stopping when she saw the emergency lights.

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Henry was charged with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, concealing identity, and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, police said.