Man Gets Out of Jail, Goes Joyriding on Stolen Scooter

Just 30 hours after walking out of the King County Jail–where he’d spent the last 11 days for a probation violation–a 49-year-old man crossed paths with the law once again Wednesday, when officers spotted him riding a stolen motor scooter through West Seattle.

Officers first noticed the man around 5:15 PM when they saw him pushing a black motor scooter down the sidewalk near 42nd Ave SW and SW Morgan.

Police checked the plate on the scooter and learned it was stolen, just as the man hopped on it and began driving away.

Officers pulled him over and found that not only was the scooter stolen, but its license plate had also been pilfered from another vehicle.

Police impounded the scooter and booked the man into the King County Jail for investigation of auto theft.