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Hungry North Carolina, a woman in a stolen car, call the sheriff, after running out of gas, police say

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Hunger may have gotten the better of a North Carolina woman who authorities say called the police for help after running out of gas in a stolen car.

John Webb, 25, known as the Avery County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday to report that “they had run out of gas and hadn’t eaten in days and needed help,” the department wrote on Facebook on Tuesday.

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Jim and Lee University responded to the call and sent representatives to help the stranded driver. When the deputies arrived, they learned that the car’s Corner was driving had been reported stolen the day before in the Moose Park, the sheriff’s office said.

Webb had called the police when she and Winegar were stranded in a car that had been reported stolen on the previous night, the sheriff’s office said.
(The Avery County Sheriff’s Office)

Webb and her 29-year-old passenger, Stephanie Winegar, were arrested for felony possession of a stolen vehicle, according to police. The other charges were investigated.

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“We appreciate that people feel that they are able to contact us in order to help them when they are in need,” Sheriff Kevin Frye said in the post. “However, if it is necessary to have the support of the gas in the theft of a vehicle, and then we give them a place to stay and food to eat, but run out of gas.”

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