A Pittsfield woman faces multiple charges after allegedly breaking into an SUV with a stolen key, stealing nearly $1,000 cash from inside and leading police on a foot chase while in handcuffs Sunday. The Berkshire Eagle reports that 23-year-old Shannon Sciola was allegedly bailed out after her arrest with cash in the same denominations as that of the stolen cash.

Police were sent to North Street at about 12:45 pm Sunday for a report of a motor vehicle break-in. The victim identified Sciola, who fled on foot, as the suspect. The victim told police that Sciola previously had stolen the key to the vehicle and that about $950 cash was taken from the SUV.

Sciola was found in a wooded area near North Street and she was placed under arrest.

When police took her back to the station, Sciola allegedly took off running and managed to free one of her hands from the cuffs she was wearing.

Police gave chase and caught up to Sciola in the Crowne Plaza parking lot.
A search of Sciola recovered a key to the SUV.

Sciola plead not guilty in Central Berkshire District Court on Tuesday to charges of daytime felony breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, larceny under $1,200, disorderly conduct, escape from a police officer and receiving stolen property valued under $1,200.