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Woman struggling with stroller was trying to push 24,000 stolen quarters, Calif. cops say

Two California police detectives who stopped to help a woman pushing a heavy baby stroller Friday found something other than a baby inside, police reported on Twitter.

Instead, Bakersfield police discovered 24,000 stolen quarters worth $6,000 weighing down the 29-year-old woman’s stroller, The Bakersfield Californian reported. After trying to run away, the woman told detectives she had just burglarized a nearby home.

The detectives placed Darrin Fritz under arrest, police wrote on Twitter.

Kern County jail records show Fritz faces charges of burglary, possession of burglary tools, resisting a peace officer and possession of a controlled substance, KTLA reported.

She’s being held on $65,000 bail, ABC News reported. It’s not clear whether she has an attorney.

Police posted a photo of evidence bags filled with coins recovered from the stroller on Twitter.

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Don Sweeney has been a newspaper reporter and editor in California for more than 25 years. He has been a real-time reporter based at The Sacramento Bee since 2016.
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