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Updated: 02/05/2014 11:00:06AM

Woman steals reporter’s car on camera

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SUN PHOTO BY GREG GILES

Local ABC-7 reporter and anchor Josh Taylor after a weekend incident in which a woman drove off with the company vehicle and camera equipment.

PHOTO COURTESY OF ABC-7
Jean Price gets in the front seat of the TV news station's vehicle before driving it away, leaving ABC-7 reporter Josh Taylor standing there as he films the incident. The woman did not want Taylor filming the front of the home at the center of a story Taylor is covering. The station is now pursuing a grand theft auto charge against Price.

By GREG GILES

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SARASOTA COUNTY — Local television reporter Josh Taylor was investigating a rental scam for ABC-7 on Siesta Key when a woman wrestled his camera tripod away from him and drove off with his car.

He filmed the whole episode, and now the State Attorney’s Office, along with Taylor’s employer, are mulling a grand theft auto charge against the woman, later identified as Jean Price.

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