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July 30, 2012
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Video: Woman steals car, drags cop, crashes after gas-station brawl

A woman trashes a store and fights with the clerk before taking off

PASADENA, Texas — Police say a woman got into a brawl at a gas station, stole a man’s car, dragged a police officer for several feet and then caused an accident that sent three others to the hospital Sunday.

Security video shows Lucille Atkins, 27, fighting with the clerk at the Food Mart on Strawberry Road and Southmore Avenue. Louis Martinez witnessed the commotion as he pulled up to get some gas. Atkins and the clerk started fighting again outside the store, and Martinez decided to put a stop to it.

"I told him to stop, don’t put his hands on her," he said. But after Martinez got out of his car, he said the woman jumped into it. He flagged down a police officer. "The cop went to the back to try and get her out, but then she jumped to the front seat and took off," said Martinez. "The police officer got dragged about a block."

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