Stolen vehicle driven to State Patrol office in Bellevue

AP News
Posted: Mar 19, 2015 2:07 PM

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — 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.

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.


Information from: KOMO-TV,