Washington Homeowner Shoots Alleged Car Thief in Driveway

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An Auburn, Washington, homeowner confronted and shot an alleged car thief in his driveway Monday morning around 6:30.

KOMO News reported that the incident occurred while the homeowner’s car was idling in the driveway, warming up.

The homeowner’s surveillance cameras showed the alleged thief getting into the car, at which point the homeowner went out to confront him, KIRO 7 noted.

The homeowner ended up shooting the suspect, who then fled the scene but was captured by police “a few blocks away.”

Auburn Police Department Public Information Officer Kolby Crossley commented on the incident, saying, “In a lot of situations when it’s cold out like this morning, we do see a ton of car thefts because of cars that are left running.”

The alleged car thief was taken to the hospital to receive treatment for his injuries.

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