Bathing suit-clad woman held in tractor theft

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 17, 2010

SUMITON (AP) — Officers in Sumiton recovered a tractor stolen from the city’s street department after a witness reported seeing a woman wearing a bathing suit taking the tractor from a car wash.

The Daily Mountain Eagle reports that Police Chief T.J. Burnett says Tiffany Olivia Rhodes of Sumiton is facing first-degree theft charges. Police say a witness reported seeing the tractor taken on Wednesday by a woman with short black hair and a bathing suit, and a car wash employee supplied additional information.

Rhodes was arrested and police say she led officers to the tractor.