Saturday, January 24, 2009

Snow Foils Escape

Dec. 23: A woodinville man came home from work one snowy evening recently to find his house utterly ransacked. Many valuable items were missing, including a large-screen TV, video equipment, medications, and snowboards. But what the thieves failed to take away with them was - their car. It was stuck in more than a foot of snow at the bottom of the driveway.

Not that they hadn't tried. Clearly they preferred an escape with their take by car rather than on foot. A great many footprints in the snow at the scene, holes dug by hand around the car tires, and the presence of dirt from a nearby garden and various pieces of carpet and board in the driveway for traction give a hint of what must have been their near-desperation to get away. But like many of us, they were foiled by nature. The car was traced to its owner in Stanwood and will likely lead to the perpetrators. Bring chains next time!

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