However, she was New York-bound and dtermined to get there.
The tow truck operator responded to a call to help a stranded motorist on Thursday morning when her rental car broke down on I-95 near Ormond Beach, according to a news release from the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.
When the woman asked the tow truck driver if her could take her to New York, the driver told her that he couldn't drive that far. So she then asked if she could take his yellow flatbed truck to New York, according to the report.
The driver took the question as a joke and originally said "sure" then responded with a "serious no," the release stated.
But when he turned his back to her, Angela Estrella reportedly jumped into the truck sped away. nearly side-swiping a semi-truck during her getaway.
After the wrecking company tracked the truck's location with GPS, a deputy found the 37-year-old woman buying diesel fuel at a gas station in Palm Coast
She was arrested and charged with Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle.
Last summer, Estrella led the Florida Highway Patrol on a high-speed chase on Florida's Turnpike, nearly running over a trooper, Prosecutors said she was trying to kill her children, who were with her, reports the Orlando Sentinel.