By Rikki King
The next time you get a flat tire, you probably shouldn’t just steal a tire from a nearby vehicle. That idea ended poorly in Mukilteo this past weekend.
From the blotters:
While on patrol, an officer observed two subjects walking (along the street), carrying a tire. They said they found a tire on the side of the street and were going to try it on their vehicle (which had a flat). Officers located a vehicle at the above location that was on a jack and was missing a tire. An officer contacted the vehicle’s owner, who identified the tire that the subjects were carrying as theirs. The tire was returned to the owner. One of the subjects admitted to taking the tire. The adult subject was cited for third-degree theft, the case is being forwarded to the juvenile prosecutor’s office for the juvenile party. They were released to the juvenile’s mother.