Woman who stole RTC bus charged with larceny

Brandy Lackey
Brandy Lackey(LVMPD)
Published: Jan. 26, 2023 at 4:28 PM PST
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - A woman is facing a grand larceny charge and being held on $10,000 bond after allegedly stealing an RTC bus on Jan. 21.

According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, a bus driver pulled over at the area of Durango boulevard south of Blue Diamond for a break around 6:55 a.m.

The driver walked into the Circle K nearby. When she left the gas station and looked towards the bus stop she saw the bus being driven away, according to a police report.

Police said 32-year-old Brandy Lackey took off in the RTC bus up Durango and then made a U-turn and drove west on Blue Diamond.

Police said the woman driving the stolen public transit bus passed by Fort Apache hard breaking along the way.

As officers responded they could see the bus driving only six or seven mph as it approached Grand Canyon drive. The driver then made another U-turn in the long bus and drove back down Blue Diamond.

A traffic sergeant on a motorcycle drove up to the bus. According to the report, the suspect backed up and hit the motorcycle. The sergeant managed to jump off before it was struck. The report said the bike was dragged five to 10 feet and was totaled.

At that point, police deployed stop sticks just past the Fort Apache intersection. That stopped the suspect.

An officer approached the bus but Lackey was not complying with commands and the officer, “began to use his baton to shatter the glass on the door to make entry into the coach.”

The suspect then opened the door and was taken into custody, the report said.

The traffic sergeant was not injured.

Lackey was booked in the Clark County Detention Center following her arrest.

She is also facing assault charges for allegedly running over the police motorcycle.

Her next court date is Feb. 8.