POPLAR BLUFF — A woman was rescued from a southeast Missouri pond after driving a car into it. As it turned out, it wasn't her car, and she was arrested on suspicion of car theft.
Police said 54-year-old Carol Langston of Poplar Bluff was driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am on Tuesday. She said another car forced her off the road. The Grand Am ended up about 100 feet from the road in a pond. Butler County Fire Chief Bob Fredwell waded into the pond and got Langston out.
While emergency workers tended to Langston, a state police officer showed up to investigate the accident. Authorities soon determined the car had been stolen from a home in Poplar Bluff, and Langston was arrested.