Deputy Francisco Campillo of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office spotted Lisa Luna, 31, of Mesa, Ariz., completely nude as she walked on S. Butterfield Road in Gila Bend on Jan. 5.
“Hey, you OK?” Campillo said. “Where’s all your clothes at?”
Luna initially told the officer she was raped,but said she was OK as she walked away from officer Campillo and around his pick-up truck while asking the deputy for a “jacket or something.” Campillo then went to get Luna a blanket when she hopped in the truck and drove off, sparking a 70-mile chase that involved multiple law enforcement agencies.
The woman claimed she had just been raped
According to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Luna was arrested after she lost control of the stolen truck and crashed into another vehicle on Interstate 10, near Eloy.
Campillo, an 11-year department veteran, had minor injuries sustained while attempting to stop Luna from stealing his truck. He has since returned to duty.
While in custody, Luna recanted her story of being the victim of a rape. In a new version of events, the suspect told investigators she was high on methamphetamine and “spice,” which she said led her to steal the vehicle. She claimed that at the time, her skin was “just on fire,” as if it were burning: “I remember my skin burning,” she told AZFamily.com. “Like I couldn’t, like I couldn’t handle it. Like, my skin was just on fire … I don’t know if it was acid or what it was.”
The alleged victim was Lisa Ann Luna, a career criminal and thief who later recanted the rape story
She also claimed she was hearing voices, of father and a friend, both of whom are deceased.
“I remember him trying to help me,” Luna said of Campillo. “But there was a lot of stuff I didn’t have control over. I just remember just wanting to just let go, not wanting to lie. I just felt like my body was just being burned and raped repeatedly. Like, it just felt unreal.”
The officer is caught off guard when she jumped into his official police truck and sped off
Before her arrest, Luna was wanted on an outstanding warrant in Arizona, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Authorities confirmed Luna has a prior criminal history.
According to court records, Luna has had several prior convictions in Arizona, including failing to remain at an accident scene, driving without a valid license, disorderly conduct, shoplifting, criminal damage, theft and assault.
She was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon vehicle theft and endangerment, made her initial appearance in Maricopa County Superior Court on Jan., 7, 2017.
She is being held at the Maricopa County Jail after completing her initial court appearance, bond was set at $50,000.