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Alleged Victoria's Secret Bandit Nichole Homes Leads Deputies on a Chase, a Very Sexy Chase

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Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 3:26 PM

click to enlarge A not-so-secret crime spree is alleged.
  • A not-so-secret crime spree is alleged.
Sometimes the sexy factor at Victoria's Secret drives us a little crazy too.

But this is just nuts. Authorities in San Bernardino say a 31-year-old woman spotted taking items from a Victoria's Secret in Victorville went on a crime spree that included an attempted gas station robbery and a high-speed chase.

It started Wednesday when Nichole Homes was being watched by security guards after allegedly shoplifting from the lingerie store.

After being confronted she flashed a gun and ran, according to accounts given to the San Bernardino Sun.

click to enlarge Thelma & Louise, minus one, plus Victoria's Secret?
  • Thelma & Louise, minus one, plus Victoria's Secret?

The guards didn't get her, but they got her plate number as she drove off, sheriff's authorities said. The woman was spotted by authorities as she drove toward the Cajon Pass, but they couldn't catch up with her.

Then they got a report of an attempted AM/PM Minimart robbery in lovely Fontana: It was Homes, sheriff's officials allege.

Homes allegedly waived a gun and drivers in Rancho Cucamonga. Not in a sexy way, either.

Spotted by school police on Phelan Road in San Bernardino County, deputies were called in again, and a chase ensued that hit 90 miles per hour, officials said. One patrol car was "nudged" against Homes' ride to get it to stop, according to the Sun.

Homes was arrested on suspicion of robbery and felony evading. The weapon ended up being a BB gun, authorities said. The Victoria's Secret clothing. Allegedly on her. We kid not.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Karen Hunt says "she's going through some sort of emotional crisis in her life ... "

Ya think?

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