A Florida woman really went out on a limb to escape from cops who'd pulled over her car – by jumping out and climbing a tree in order to make her getaway.

A patrolman gave chase after noticing that Amy Meissner was driving a pickup truck bearing license plates that had been reported stolen from an SUV. She initially got away, but a witness spotted the vehicle parked in some bushes with its doors open, leading him to call authorities to investigate.

Meissner climbed a tree and hopped onto the roof of a nearby building, where she was cornered and eventually came down – to be arrested and treated for two broken toes she suffered during the escapade. (UPI)