Naked woman who stole MCSO vehicle gets 27-month prison term
PHOENIX — A Mesa woman who was naked when she stole a sheriff deputy’s vehicle in January and led officers on a 70-mile pursuit has been sentenced to 27 months in prison.
Maricopa County Superior Court officials said Lisa Luna also was sentenced Thursday to three years of supervised probation.
She was credited with 119 days spent in jail since her arrest.
The 31-year-old Luna pleaded guilty last month to theft of a means of transportation and endangerment.
Authorities said she took off her clothes while walking along a road in Gila Bend on Jan. 5.
Body camera footage showed Deputy Francisco Campillo speaking with Luna at a gas station in Gila Bend. Luna told Campillo she had been raped and wanted something to cover herself.
Campillo grabbed a blanket out of the back of his patrol truck and trying to find Luna, who had jumped in the driver’s seat. The footage then showed Luna speeding off while Campillo attempted to hang on. He was treated at a hospital and later released.
Luna drove eastbound along Interstate 8 and hit speeds as high as 100 mph. She crashed on Interstate 10 near Eloy after hitting another car. Deputies from both Maricopa and Pinal counties, along with troopers from the Arizona Department of Public Safety, were involved in the pursuit and deployed stop sticks.
Luna later investigators she was high on drugs and the effects caused her to steal the pickup of a deputy whom she’d told she had been sexually assaulted.
She later recanted the assault story.
The KTAR Newsroom contributed to this report.
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