Police were looking for 38-year-old Ruth Pozdol who strong-armed 76-year-old Clifford Van Haywald and stole his truck. Then, police say she ran him over, killing him.
Pozdol was arrested in Walled Lake after police staked out her residence. She was taken into custody around 10:30pm Sunday evening after being on the run all day.
Pozdol, who is a Heroin addict and is a Walled Lake resident, walked from a drug rehab facility across the street from the Burger King where she was being treated voluntarily for her heroin addiction.
Ruth Pozdol seemed to befriend Clifford Van Haywald. She asked to use his cell phone. He let her. Suddenly she ripped away his keys, and forced her way into his red Chevy Pickup truck. As she fled away in the victims truck, she ran him over, killing him.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Haywald’s family with funeral expenses.