Man found dead under car; believed to have been stealing catalytic converter

SEATTLE — A 35-year-old man who was found dead underneath a car Saturday morning in Seattle was believed to have been attempting to steal its catalytic converter.

Seattle police said at about 6:55 a.m., someone called 911 to report a car had fallen onto a man in the 6100 block of Fourth Avenue South.

The caller told dispatchers he believed the man was trying to steal the car’s catalytic converter.

When police arrived, they found the man dead under the car underneath the catalytic converter with tools around him, authorities said.

The person who called 911 told KIRO 7 he was driving by when he saw the man’s legs sticking out, stopped to see if he was OK, then determined the man was dead and called 911.

Police are investigating to determine what occurred.