By Associated Press - Sunday, July 26, 2015

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) - The King County Sheriff’s Office says a handcuffed suspect managed to steal a deputy’s patrol SUV.

The Seattle Times reports (https://is.gd/Qo3O0x ) the man had been arrested Saturday in the Snoqualmie area on warrants for vandalism, drug paraphernalia and possession of stolen property. Sgt. Stan Seo says he somehow got behind the wheel of the SUV and drove away, eventually ditching the vehicle near Rattlesnake Lake and running into the woods.

Authorities found the man again after searching for about five hours with dogs and a helicopter.

Seo said the deputy whose patrol car was stolen was “embarrassed to say the least.”

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Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com

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