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Woman steals car in Ballard, attempts to drive to Chicago (but runs out of gas on I-90)

On March 11th, shortly after 7:00 AM, a North Precinct officer observed a car being driven erratically around 105th and Aurora Avenue North. The officer attempted to pull over the driver, but the car took off. The officer wisely backed off and did not pursue. It was determined that the car had just been stolen from a dealership in Ballard. The officer broadcast the vehicle description and about an hour later the Washington State Patrol located the stolen car parked along Interstate 90. The adult female suspect was standing next to the car, throwing rocks at it. Seattle Police responded to take custody of the suspect. She acknowledged that she had stolen the car, and would have driven it all the way to Chicago, had it not run out of gas. The 45 year old female was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Auto Theft and Eluding.