MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Mesa police arrested a woman over the weekend for allegedly stealing a car from a man. The woman claims the man gave it to her in exchange for sex.
Police officers pulled up and checked a gray Nissan Sentra’s registration near Country Club and University drives around 10 a.m. on Sunday. Officers realized the car was reported stolen. When the officers searched the vehicle, they found 44-year-old Diana Lee Baker inside.
Baker allegedly told officers that three days before she met a man she knew as “Robert.” She says he was the car owner, and he gave her the car after she had sex with him. The person who owned the vehicle told officers that he did not know Baker and did not give her permission to have it.
While searching the car further, officers found pieces of a plastic straw, which was melted on one side, foil, and residue, which was used to smoke fentanyl and other drugs, according to police.
Baker faces charges of theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.