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Helen Denson Charged in Lottery Ticket Theft, High-Speed Chase

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Helen Denson: those scratcher tickets hold a powerful sway over some folks.
Helen Denson, 41, has been charged with a slate of crimes following her alleged gas station theft and high-speed chase through St. Charles County early Tuesday morning.

According to St. Peters Police, Denson wrapped a gray scarf around her face and then stuck up the BP gas station at 150 Salt Lick Road with a rifle, demanding cash and lottery tickets. The station employee handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and at least $200 worth of scratch-off tickets, at which point Denson fled in a four-door car.

A St. Peters police officer later spotted a car on I-70 that matched the description the BP clerk gave of the robber's getaway vehicle. That officer hit his lights, attempting to pull over the car. Instead the driver gunned it, topping 100 mph at times. 


Police say the highway was mostly deserted because of the hour, which undoubtedly kept the chase from having a tragic end. Denson was eventually apprehended on North Second Street in St. Charles after she lost control of her car.

Denson has been charged with first-degree robbery, armed criminal action and resisting arrest. She's being held on a $100,000 bond. She better hope one of those scratchers is a big-money winner. 


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debs.whitetigers
debs.whitetigers

Dumb a_s_s! She can't cash in the scratch tickets she stole! When you steal them like that; they get flagged as stolen, they become VOID & they cannot be cashed in. Check up on the facts before to post/print something. You might be encouraging other stupid people to try it & next time someone might get HURT!!!!!!!!

woefatcat
woefatcat

 @debs.whitetigers Really? By this logic we shouldn't expect any stories on crime at all, being that the readers would suddenly know how to rob, rape, murder, and steal. On the other hand, please print a story on how to open a cash register without breaking it! Show some video of a guy smashing a register open on a counter during a robbery and THEN kindly tell future robbers that each register has an open button on the underside. I'm tired of replacing registers after break ins!

debs.whitetigers
debs.whitetigers

Dumb ass! She can't cash in the scratch tickets she stole! When you steal them like that; they get flagged as stolen, they become VOID & they cannot be cashed in. Check up on the facts before to post/print something. You might be encouraging other stupid people to try it & next time someone might get HURT!!!!!!!!

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