A 17-year-old girl orchestrated a carjacking against her own father with the help of two other teenagers in Montgomery County, Texas.
The reason behind the bizarre act—money.
Police said Susan Marie Mize was arrested Saturday night on Feb. 17, according to the Houston Chronicle.
While Mize and her father were inside their car, two males approached them and held them at gunpoint to gain entry to the car, NBC affiliate KPRC reported. The father was forced to drive to their home and give the males more money.
The carjacking took place on Rayford Road near the I-45.
After arriving home, the father ran inside, locked the door and phoned the police. It was at this moment that the boys left the girl and fled in the car.
“When they arrived at the house where they were hoping to get money, the father shut the door and called 911,” authorities stated. “The two males fled and the female was released,” the Houston Chronicle reported.
Deputies spotted the stolen car, a red Nissan, near Riley Fuzzel Road and Aldine Westfield and began chasing it.
The two thieves later abandoned the car and escaped into the woods, where one of them sparked a manhunt after firing a gun into the woods.
One of the teenagers, a 16-year-old African-American male, was taken into custody in the 3500 block of Rayford Road, KPRC reported.
The other white male who is believed to have fired the gun is still at large, according to the Daily Mail.
“After an extended period the suspect was not found,” the Montgomery County Police Reporter said.
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Officers only determined later that Mize was involved in the plan after an investigation. She was then transferred to the Montgomery County Jail.
Mize is facing aggravated robbery charges. She is currently in jail on a 75,000 bond.