ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — St. Charles authorities say a 32-year-old woman slipped out of her handcuffs and sped off in a Missouri State Highway Patrol car before she was found hiding in a trash can.

Police say Heather Rene Nesler, of St. Charles, was a passenger in a speeding car that was stopped on Saturday.

She was detained because she has several warrants in various jurisdictions.

A trooper loosened her handcuffs after Nesler complained they were too tight.

Authorities say she drove off when the trooper went to retrieve her purse.

A short time later, the car was found abandoned in O'Fallon and a deputy found Nesler inside a trash can.

She's facing three charges.

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