Witness credibility is everything here. It's a FUBAR situation for sure. The Huffington Post is hardly the bastion of objectivity. Far more info is needed here and the public will not have access to it at this point.
Let's not rush to judgement BEFORE facts are known.
Wild "card" is the backseat passenger. Unless she's brain dead, she knows she has only maintained her job due to political correctness as she is a confirmed thief.