“Beyonce Knowles” Just Got Arrested for Stealing a Car in New Mexico

Car thief tries to pass for Beyonce Knowles, predictably fails 1 photo
Photo: Doña Ana County Detention Center
Stealing a car is a pretty bad thing to do, but refusing to come in quietly when the police catches you is worse.
Add a stupid lie to the pile, and you got a solid contender to the title of world’s worst car thief. Meet Surena Henry from Las Cruces, New Mexico. Or Beyonce Knowles, as she identified herself to the cops until they had to run her fingerprints in the database in order to be able to put a legit ID on her.

After all, if you’re going to assume a different identity for the purpose of escaping the proverbial long arm of the law, you should at least choose one less obvious.

Beyonce isn’t just a world-famous pop star whose face is plastered in all kinds of media, she is an iconic figure in the modern cultural landscape, known for her efforts in black activism, feminism, fashion and pretty much everything else you can think of. And filthy rich. She is Queen Bee.

And this is what makes Henry’s attempt so hilarious. She stole a car from the owner’s driveway in the early hours of Saturday morning in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The owner later told the police that he either forgot his keys in the car or may have dropped them outside the home, according to the Las Cruces Sun News.

When a patrol unit spotted the car in traffic some hours later, Henry refused to pull over. The cops followed her to her home and arrested her in her own driveway. That’s when she identified herself as Beyonce, refusing to give her real name until booking time.

She also told cops that she “didn’t feel like it” when she was asked why she didn’t pull over when summoned. Say what you will, but she has some of Beyonce’s attitude. The bad news is that it doesn’t work in anyone’s favor if you try to show it off when doing illegal stuff.

Henry was booked into the Doña Ana County Detention Center, and is charged with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, concealing identity, and resisting or obstructing an arrest.
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About the author: Elena Gorgan
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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