LAKEWOOD, Wash. — Lakewood police officers said they arrested a car thief who was thwarted by slippery roads on Tuesday.
The Toyota SUV was stolen during a delivery to a coffee stand. A barista alerted Lakewood police, who followed the car to the 8600 block of Hosmer Street.
Police said the suspect slid into a tree while trying to get away, and then ran from the scene after the crash.
A K-9 was used to track the suspect, who was arrested and booked into jail.
Though the SUV was dented, police said the owner was grateful to have it back.
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