Anchorage police have arrested 30-year-old Sophia Mannhardt for vehicle theft, but first had to break out the window of the stolen car she was driving. 

Around 2:30 Friday morning near 12th Avenue and Cordova Street, patrol officers saw a silver 1999 Dodge Stratus driving recklessly down a dead-end street, through grass and onto sidewalks.

When the driver eventually stopped she put her hands on the steering wheel and wouldn't leave the car, even after being asked several times. Officers eventually broke the driver's side window and unlocked the door. 

Property Crimes detectives questioned Mannhardt and took her to jail.

The Stratus had been reported stolen two days prior from a driveway. The spare keys were in an unlocked SUV parked next to it.

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