By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Stillwater woman, who allegedly told a Perkins police officer “she was going to take off running and that I was just going to have to kill her,” was safely transported to the Payne County Jail where she was ordered held on $5,000 bail pending her arraignment this week.
Alicia Renee Waitt, 25, who was charged with illegally using a relative’s car on July 1, had been arrested at 12:19 a.m. that day by Perkins Police Officer Daryn Zanfardino, court records show.
When the officer spotted the vehicle at 12:12 a.m., two minutes after it was reported as stolen, he activated his emergency lights and siren, but the car continued traveling and ran a red light, his affidavit alleged.
After the car turned into the parking lot of Ampride gas station, Waitt complied with the Perkins officer’s orders, the affidavit said.
“While in front of the passenger side transport compartment, Waitt stated that she was going to take off running and that I was just going to have to kill her.’ Waitt was placed inside the transport compartment for her safety while I continued to investigate the situation,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
A dispatcher subsequently notified the Perkins officer that Waitt’s driver’s license had been suspended since 2014, the affidavit alleged.
“I asked Alicia if there was a reason she ran the red light at 33 and Main and she stated ‘you turned your lights on, that was it. I took off,"” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
At 12:50 a.m. Waitt’s relatives arrived at the scene and decided they did want to press charges, the affidavit alleged.
The older relative said that when Waitt had asked her if she could borrow the car, she told Waitt “she couldn’t because she wasn’t covered by the insurance on the vehicle,” the affidavit alleged.
The relatives “stated that Alicia then took the keys and took the vehicle anyway,” the affidavit alleged.