Suspect drives stolen car to Wash. State Patrol office

Washington State Troopers arrested a 36-year-old man who they say drove a stolen car into their parking lot at a district office


Associated Press

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Washington State Troopers arrested a 36-year-old man who they say drove a stolen car into their parking lot at a district office.

KOMO-TV in Seattle reports that a driver recognized the stolen vehicle from a post on a motorist club Facebook post and spotted it in the Issaquah area.

(Washington State Patrol Image)
(Washington State Patrol Image)

Troopers say the witness captured video of Micah Hatcher behind the wheel of the car and used his cell phone to report it. The witness followed the car from Issaquah to Bellevue, about 11.3 miles, and then into the State Patrol parking lot.

Detectives say it was the easiest auto theft arrest they'd ever had.

Authorities say Hatcher had been arrested earlier on outstanding warrants and drug charges and was contacting troopers to retrieve belongings taken during his initial arrest.

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