Son steals mother’s car, waves to cops during pursuit

May 13, 2013
Photos by: Vlad Kunko



The Edmonds Police Department is asking for assistance from the public.

On Saturday May 11, 2013 at about 2:40 p.m., Edmonds Police were involved in an incident in downtown Edmonds off of Main Street involving a black Audi sedan.

During the incident and through its conclusion several citizens were taking videos or pictures of the event.

The Edmonds Police Department is asking those citizens with video/pictures for copies of the videos/pictures to aid in their investigation of this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Bob Barker at 425-775-7727 or by email at


Edmonds Police Units responded to a report of an erratic driver along the waterfront in the downtown area of Edmonds, on May 11, about 2:43 p.m.

The initial 9-1-1 call also reported that the driver would get out of the car and walk around acting strangely.

When police were given the license number it was determined that the vehicle had been stolen out of a residential burglary early in the day.

The suspect is a 28-year-old male whose parents are Edmonds residents.  The suspect stole the vehicle from his parents who were out of town at the time.

Edmonds Police spotted the vehicle in the downtown area and attempted to stop it.

A short pursuit ensued during which the suspect repeatedly waived at the officers as he drove through the downtown area.

Officers were able to block the suspect in, ending the pursuit and took him into custody.  The suspect continued to act irrationally as he was being arrested.

As the suspect was being transported to the Snohomish County Jail, he damaged an Edmonds Police car by kicking out a window in the vehicle.

Lynnwood Police assisted the transporting Edmonds Officer and the suspect was eventually taken to the jail and booked on related charges.



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