‘Methed’-Up Car Theft Suspect Flees Cops, Barely Misses Occupied Home
Nothing like asking cops if you can smoke meth in front of them.
CAR THEFT SUSPECT LIGHTS UP METH IN FRONT OF POLICE
Early Monday morning, Kennewick Police spotted an SUV that didn't have any license plates on it near the intersection of 1st Ave. and Quincy Streets.
Police noticed a man sitting inside, and a quick check of the vehicle's description came back with it being stolen out of Pasco back on January 10th.
SUSPECT REFUSES TO EXIT, INSTEAD LIGHTS UP METH BOWL
Police approached the vehicle and told the man inside to get out, the car was stolen. But instead, he asked them if he could smoke first. Officers saw the glass bowl he was using which is used to "ingest" meth. Then the chase was on.
SUSPECT TRIES TO SPEED AWAY BUT LOSES IT
The 28-year-old suspect, whose name was not released, then suddenly started the vehicle, and raced away down 1st. towards Olympia at a very high rate of speed. However, when he hit the hump in the intersection it caused him to lose control. He bounced the SUV off a vehicle in a homeowner's driveway, then the vehicle came to a stop, fortunately without hitting their home.
The occupants were asleep inside. The man tried to flee on foot but was quickly run down and captured. He's now in the Benton County jail on a plethora of charges.