PLAINS TWP. — A woman suffering drug withdrawal sickness tried to flee a robbery Thursday by jumping into four occupied vehicles and asking the drivers for a ride, according to charges filed.
Township police arrested Diana Marie Hardy, 31, address unknown, minutes after she allegedly robbed the Dunkin Donuts store on state Route 315 just before 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
Hardy said before she was arraigned that she didn’t have an escape plan.
Police said they found $149 stolen from the store in Hardy’s bra.
She was arraigned by District Judge Diana Malast in Plains Township on robbery and theft charges and jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000 bail.
Hardy said she was being chased by a “big guy with a gun” after the alleged robbery.
Police confirmed that a customer with a license to carry a concealed weapon pursued Hardy after the attempted heist. Another customer also followed Hardy.
Police spotted Hardy in the parking lot of the El Humidor store on Route 315, where she raised her arms and said, “I don’t have a gun.” She went down on her knees and was arrested.
After the alleged heist, Hardy got into four vehicles that were occupied asking for a ride from the area, according to the criminal complaint.
Hardy allegedly told police she is a drug addict and was “dope sick.”
A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Jan. 28.