Crazy auto theft includes 911 calls reporting owner on SUV’s hood before hit and run crash on Capitol Hill

Seattle Police received a harrowing 911 call Tuesday night — the owner of a new white Subaru SUV reportedly jumped onto the hood of the car trying to prevent it from being stolen as it was driven east near 7th and Pike downtown.

The owner was apparently able to quickly extract herself from the dangerous predicament but police soon received a report of a hit and run crash on Capitol Hill near Belmont and Pike involving the stolen vehicle around 8:45 PM. There were no reported serious injuries.

The car was later spotted headed northbound on I-5 but there were no immediate reports of police recovering the vehicle or catching up with the suspect.

Police were looking for a white male who appeared to be in his 30s with red or blond hair, a goatee, and wearing a black beanie at the time of the heist, according to West Precinct dispatches.

 

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4 thoughts on “Crazy auto theft includes 911 calls reporting owner on SUV’s hood before hit and run crash on Capitol Hill

  1. It is ONLY a car – never attempt to stop a car theft or runaway by jumping on the hood – foolhardy at the best of times; could easily be fatal.

  2. Sometimes when people witness an injustice being perpetrated (especially against themselves) they are unable to react in a calm, rational manner as you advocate.

    • It’s especially maddening when you know the thief will get little more than a slap on the wrist and will be right back at it after a couple days in jail and a skipped hearing.

      Also maddening: when your insurance goes up $700 in one year to pay for these little weasels’ pathways of destruction.

  3. “Police were looking for a white male who appeared to be in his 30s with red or blond hair, a goatee, and wearing a black beanie at the time of the heist”

    Must have been another survival crime committed by a starving, vulnerable Amazon-oppressed community member.