We’re still looking into this one but a swarm of SPD cruisers and Washington State Patrol cars drew some attention Friday night around 5 PM. Thanks to neighbor Paul for the report and pictures:
From my balcony over I5 (from Melrose/Bellevue), just saw 7 or 8 cop cars, pull over a PT Cruiser with 4 people in it.
There were maybe 10 cops with guns drawn behind the car. Each of the occupants were slowly and carefully brought out of the car at gun point and arrested.
UPDATE: According to information obtained from police radio transmissions, four people were arrested after a WSDOT service truck stopped to help a broken down PT Cruiser on I-5 this afternoon and a license plate check showed the vehicle had been stolen. From Nebraska. Welcome to Seattle, alleged car thieves. Tip: Don’t break down at rush hour.