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PD: Woman accused of stealing semi-truck arrested after standoff on I-10

A police standoff with the driver of a reportedly stolen semi-truck snarled rush hour traffic in Phoenix on Thursday.

PHOENIX — A police standoff with the driver of a reportedly stolen semi-truck snarled rush hour traffic in Phoenix Thursday.

Phoenix police said just before 4:00 p.m., officers responded to a call of a stolen semi-truck from a business near 27th Avenue and Thomas Road.

Officials said officers located the vehicle near Interstate 10 and 16th Street and stopped the female driver, later identified as Florence Penn, 41, who refused to get out of the truck.

Authorities said officers deployed pepper balls, and Penn was taken into custody. 

This is an ongoing investigation. Stay with 12 News for updates.

 

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