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Self-Proclaimed ‘Kia Boy’ Arrested in South Park

Self-proclaimed Kia boy was arrested at his residence in the South Park neighborhood Thursday afternoon. The 18-year-old male was arrested for multiple counts of auto theft in the Seattle area. Police believe the suspect may be responsible for many more Kia thefts around King County.  

Over the past several months, Seattle Police Department Robbery detectives have been investigating the prolific auto theft suspect. After completing an extensive investigation, detectives developed probable cause to arrest the man at his South Park residence.    

SPD SWAT in a joint operation with Robbery and CRG served a search warrant on the suspect’s residence. The man attempted to flee the scene by jumping from an upstairs window of the home. After a brief foot pursuit, he was taken into custody. Upon a search of the residence a stolen handgun, several car keys and other evidence was recovered.

The suspect was booked into King County Jail for eight counts of motor vehicle theft and eight counts of possession of a stolen vehicle.