Benton County Sheriff's say the vehicle has been returned to it's owner, but it could have been worse.

Monday night, Deputies recovered this stolen Toyota Highlander, it had been taken out of Richland two days ago.

Whoever swiped it left it sitting in the middle of a two-lane highway just outside of Benton City. Fortunately, no collisions occurred, and it's back home. Authorities continue to investigate. Anyone with any information is urged to call (509)-628-0333. All leads can be confidential.