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Woman accused of stealing police car taken from hospital to jail

Posted September 6, 2013 10:15 p.m. EDT
Updated September 7, 2013 7:20 a.m. EDT

Fayetteville police subdue a woman, right, after she comandeered and crashed a police car.

— A woman was arrested on outstanding warrants Friday after police said she stole and crashed a police car in Fayetteville earlier this week.

Ayana Taylor, 21, was released from medical care and was taken to the Cumberland County Detention Center, where she was held under a $36,000 bond.

According to investigators, Taylor was armed with a hammer Monday afternoon when she got into the empty police car and drove it away.

Officers tried to use a Taser on the woman, but it did not work.

Taylor was captured after police said she crashed the stolen police cruiser into four other cars during a chase on Morganton and Skibo Road. She was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.