Find Posts By Topic

Reckless Driver Gets Fairy Tale Ending After Fleeing Into North Seattle Cemetery

A real-life Cinderella story played out early this morning in a north Seattle cemetery as officers searched for a reckless driver.

At about 1:45 AM, a patrol officer spotted a blue Ford Explorer speeding down the center turn lane near 125th St and Aurora Avenue N and tried to pull the car over.

Instead of stopping for officer, the suspect turned into a motel parking lot, struck a parked car and crashed into the wall of the motel, causing at least $2,500 in damage.

The driver jumped out of the car, took off running, and hopped a fence into a cemetery.

Patrol officers surrounded the cemetery and called in K9 police dog Ziva to help track the suspect.

While searching the cemetery, Ziva came across a stray shoe, and later found the suspect hiding in a patch of ivy. He was missing a shoe just like the one Ziva had found earlier.

Officers reunited the man with his lost shoe booked him into the King County Jail for reckless driving, hit and run and other traffic crimes.