Body heat gives man away in chase near Issaquah

ISSAQUAH — A suspected burglar fleeing from a King County deputy ran into woods near Issaquah, but he couldn’t hide from the thermal-imaging camera on the sheriff’s helicopter.

The pilot directed deputies Thursday to the “hot spot” that showed heat from the man’s body.

Deputies arrested the 27-year-old Issaquah man and booked him into the county jail.

The chase began when a deputy on patrol saw the man attempting to burglarize a house. The suspect drove off. The deputy forced the car to stop and the suspect ran into the woods near Tiger Mountain.

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