Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Wake County, NC (afeCITY) - Randel Levone Riggsbee, a 32-year-old Chapel Hill man was jailed after he led police on a high speed chase in a hot pink Hello Kitty car.

According to the Wake County Sheriff's Office, a deputy pulled over a 1997 pink Grand Marquee with Hello Kitty vanity plates for a traffic violation around 8:45 a.m.

As the officer approached, the vehicle sped away and proceeded west on I-40. The North Carolina Highway Patrol was called in to assist in the pursuit - which reached speeds of up to 85 mph.

Stop sticks were deployed to bring Riggsbee's vehicle to a halt, however the vehicle managed to strike another vehicle in the process.

Riggsbee jumped out of his vehicle and attempted to flee, but was placed into custody around 9:00 a.m. Officers seized an undetermined amount of money during the arrest.

Riggsbee was booked into jail and charged with 2 felonies and 13 misdemeanors. Charges and bond information were not available

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