Woman found hiding in bed of pickup truck says she 'was just looking at the stars'

Bobbi Mahlan, wanted on warrant, arrested after providing deputy with false name

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor
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Bobbi Mahlan, found hiding in the bed of a pickup truck after a traffic stop in Plantation Key, told a deputy that she "was just looking at the stars because it was a nice night out," according to an arrest report.

PLANTATION KEY, Fla. - A 25-year-old Key Largo woman found hiding in the bed of a pickup truck after a traffic stop in Plantation Key told a deputy that she "was just looking at the stars because it was a nice night out," according to a Monroe County Sheriff's Office arrest report.

Bobbi Mahlan was arrested early Monday on a charge of resisting an officer without violence.

According to the report, a deputy driving south on U.S. Highway 1 near mile marker 86 noticed a Chevrolet pickup truck coming from under the Snake Creek Bridge.

When the deputy initiated a traffic stop, he noticed a woman lying down in the bed of the truck. He asked the woman for her name and why she was hiding, to which she identified herself as Kristina Lynn Haurun from Missouri and claimed to be looking at the stars.

The deputy was unable to find anyone by that name during a records check, but a dispatcher advised him to check the database for Mahlan, who is a known associate of the driver.

Mahlan's driver's license photograph matched the woman in the bed of the truck. The deputy also learned that Mahlan had an active arrest warrant for a battery charge.

After Mahlan was handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol car, she told the deputy that she gave him a fake name because she had a warrant.

Mahlan was booked into jail, where she was being held in lieu of a $4,000 bond.

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