Carjacking suspect wearing underwear crashes at Orange City Walmart, police say

Woman accused of carjacking vehicle from Sanford

By Emilee Speck - Digital journalist
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Sharnett Burton, 30, is accused of carjacking and resisting arrest.

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - A woman wearing only a bra and underwear was arrested Monday at an Orange City Walmart for stealing and crashing a car from Sanford, according to police.

Sharnett Burton, 30, of Holly Hill, stole a Mitsubishi from Sanford and later crashed the car in front of a Walmart Supercenter in Orange City, police said.

Sanford police said the vehicle was stolen sometime before 5 p.m. Monday from West 13th Place and Olive Avenue.

The vehicle's owner told police that Burton approached her and appeared to be under the influence of drugs. Burton was yelling that “people were after her and that she wanted someone to kill her,” the victim told police.

Police said Burton jumped into the car through the passenger’s window, pushing the driver out of the vehicle and driving away.

Soon after the carjacking, Sanford police received a call from Orange City police saying that Burton was in custody at the Walmart Supercenter on Veterans Memorial Parkway after she crashed the vehicle in front of the store, according to the arrest report.

Burton made several statements to the arresting officer about “four cookies” and said she was “pregnant,” Orange City police body camera showed.

“I’m gonna die," Burton said. "I’m dying."

“No you’re not,” the officer said.

Orange City body camera video shows that it took multiple officers and firefighters to put Burton into a police SUV.

Burton planted her feet, sat down and refused to get into the vehicle, according to the video.

Social media users claimed that they saw the Orange City officer “punch” Burton while trying to get her into the police truck, but body camera video does not match that account. Video showed that the officer pulled his arm back to push Burton into the vehicle.

[Watch the police body camera video below]

Burton is charged with two counts of leaving the scene of a crash, resisting an officer without violence, carjacking and grand theft.

She was booked into the Volusia County Jail and ordered held on an $18,500 bond.

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