Woman Allegedly Stole Pickup From Her Ex In Florida Before Running Out of Gas In Alabama

March 13, 2023

An Atmore woman allegedly stole her ex-husband’s truck near Walnut Hill and ran out of gas on an Alabama interstate before stealing a good Samaritan’s vehicle, according to authorities.

Toni Marie Gibson, 27, was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle for a  2017 Ford F250 reported stolen on March 4 from the 6000 block of West Highway 4 near Walnut Hill.

The following day, she returned to the residence in a Kia Soul and said the truck ran out of gas somewhere along I-65, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Another individual reported he was traveling southbound on I–65 in his Kia Soul when he noticed the truck sitting in the middle of the interstate. He stopped to assist Gibson and called the Alabama State Troopers. When the trooper arrived, Gibson jumped into the Kia Soul and fled, according to the report.  The Kia Soul was then reported stolen.

The stolen truck was towed to Atmore and later recovered by the owner.

Gibson remained in the Escambia County Jail with bond set at $7,500. She was also charged with battery by a person detained in a jail for an unspecified incident after she was booked.

To date, she has not been charged with the alleged vehicle theft in Alabama.


4 Responses to “Woman Allegedly Stole Pickup From Her Ex In Florida Before Running Out of Gas In Alabama”

  1. FTP on March 13th, 2023 5:12 pm

    @LHester1965, she did not leave til the trooper showed up, sounds like he really had control of the situation. That is all I am posting.

  2. LHester1965 on March 13th, 2023 3:55 pm

    @FTP, they do not chase a vehicle down like in the movies. What if the Officer was given the opposite story? His job is to call someone to remove the truck from the middle of the Interstate, take the victim’s incident report and call in an APB for the Good Samaritan’s Kia, possibly not in that order.

    Did you expect him to leave a truck in the middle of I-65, and leave the guy who is probably irate with no vehicle? Hopefully, they have better SOP’s than that.

    However, it looks like someone caught up with her, and she apparently was too stupid to not add on to the charges by assaulting someone between her arrest and the jail. What a treat of a human being she is!! All’s well that ends well! I just hope she didn’t do any damages to that poor man’s car!

    Thank goodness there are people willing to be a LEO, helping those who don’t appreciate them and being willing to walk around in today’s world in a uniform that may lead someone to wish them harm in spite of the sacrifices that they are willing to make for helping folks.

  3. David Greene on March 13th, 2023 10:49 am

    As the old saying goes:

    E, does not mean enough.

  4. FTP on March 13th, 2023 6:49 am

    I guess the Alabama State trooper could not catch the Kia!

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