DALLAS Former Dallas City Council member and activist Sandra Crenshaw has been arrested and accused of theft.

Police spokeswoman Melinda Gutierrez said she failed to return a rental car.

As Crenshaw, 59, was being arrested at the Dallas Public Library at 4:45 p.m. Friday, she required the assistance of paramedics after she was inside the patrol car.

She was taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment.

Crenshaw was booked at the Dallas County Jail at 11:27 p.m. Friday on a charge of theft of more than $1,500 and less than $20,000. Bond was set at $500.

Crenshaw served one term on the Dallas City Council from 1993 to 1995.

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