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Man Sleeping in Stolen Car Arrested After Ramming Patrol Car, Having a Smoke

Officers arrested a 30-year-old man after he was found sleeping in a stolen car, rammed a patrol vehicle, stopped to have a cigarette, then attempted to run away Tuesday morning.

Officers were called to the 1000 block of NE 112th Street when a parking enforcement officer found a man sleeping inside a vehicle, which had been reported stolen from Tualatin, Oregon. Police arrived and blocked the vehicle in with their patrol cars. Officer Nate Lemberg then knocked on the window, waking up the snoozing suspect.

The suspect then started the stolen Scion, put it in gear, and began ramming the patrol cars. Once the suspect realized he wouldn’t be able to escape, he lit a cigarette and plotted his next move.

Officers then attempted to remove the suspect from the car, but not before he jumped out the driver’s side window. The officers quickly apprehended the suspect before he could run away.

Police searched the man and found 3.8 grams of suspected methamphetamine and 0.3 grams of heroin.

Police booked the man into King County Jail for attempting to elude, possession of a stolen vehicle, drug charges, and an outstanding warrant.