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Ocala Police arrest homeless woman found with stolen county car

Published: Feb. 24, 2021 at 1:02 PM EST
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OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) - A homeless woman is behind bars after she was found in possession of a car stolen from a Marion County government parking lot.

Ocala Police officers found Danielle Pawlowski, 28, leaning up against a green Ford Escort outside the Aarons Furniture store on State Road 40 just before 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The car was stolen from Marion County’s Facilities Maintenance building Tuesday.

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Officers say a black woman was caught on surveillance video stealing the car owned by a county employee.

Pawlowski told police a man named “John” gave her the car to use.

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