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Cops Team up with Alki Weekend Traffic, Dead-End Street to Foil Teen’s Getaway in Stolen Car

Being a teen is hard, especially when you’re in a stolen car and you’re trying to get away from the cops on a busy Saturday night down by the beach.

Around 9:30 PM Saturday, officers working an emphasis patrol near Alki Beach spotted a stolen car drive past them in the 2500 block of Alki Way Southwest.

They followed the car—reportedly stolen in Kent–at a slow speed through traffic and turned on their red and blue lights to pull the driver over. However, the driver appeared to ignore them and began weaving through incoming traffic at high speed.

The suspect eventually turned south onto 55th Avenue Southwest and entered a dead-end street.

Officers blocked in the suspect’s car and arrested the 17-year-old driver. Police booked him into the King County Youth Service Center for possession of a stolen vehicle, attempting to elude police and a robbery warrant.