At least three vehicles were wrecked Friday after a carjacking in Granite Falls led to a police chase, crashes and an arrest in Everett. (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office)

At least three vehicles were wrecked Friday after a carjacking in Granite Falls led to a police chase, crashes and an arrest in Everett. (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office)

Carjacker pours coffee on woman, hits 5 cars in wild chase

A Granite Falls man, 20, was suspected of fleeing to Everett in a stolen SUV. Deputies caught him.

GRANITE FALLS — A carjacking suspect poured coffee onto a woman, stole her keys and sped more than 20 miles south to Everett, where he caused crashes that severely damaged at least three vehicles Friday afternoon, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

The Granite Falls man, 20, had been given bus money from his family to go see another family member, but decided he did not want to take public transit, sheriff’s spokeswoman Courtney O’Keefe said.

In a parking lot off West Stanley Street, the man assaulted a woman and jumped into her red 2003 Ford Explorer, which had a disabled parking placard. The owner of the Ford was not seriously hurt.

After he’d driven at least 22 miles, sheriff’s deputies zeroed in on him in the south Everett area. The Ford collided with at least five vehicles. Deputies were pursuing him when he crashed and came to a halt at Airport Road and Highway 99, wedged between two badly damaged Toyotas, a Camry and a Tundra.

Nobody suffered serious injuries in the crashes.

The suspect ran to the parking lot of a Home Depot, where two deputies chased him down and arrested him, O’Keefe said. He was expected to be booked into the Snohomish County Jail on a multitude of felony charges.

Caleb Hutton: 425-339-3454; chutton@heraldnet.com. Twitter: @snocaleb.

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