Sheriff: Fleeing suspect didn't give up, he ran out of gas
November 9, 2012 · 2:47 PM
The Renton man pursued by King County deputies in a high-speed chase on I-90 and I-405 Tuesday did not get tired of running and give up – he ran out of gas, according to the King County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies also recovered the .357 magnum handgun that was stolen during a home burglary near North Bend earlier when searching the car on I-405 just north of I-90.
Also suspected of breaking into the house of an elderly couple with the man was a Renton woman. She was arrested while trying to cash a check that was stolen during that break-in at a store in Snoqualmie but the man fled, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The King County Sheriff Office's helicopter Guardian 1 monitored the pursuit from above, so that deputies on the ground could back off the pursuit on the freeway.
The Sheriff's Office posted the pursuit video on YouTube, in which it appears the man decided to give up and pulled to the side I-405.
The car was sealed and towed to a secure facility while waiting for a search warrant, according to the Sheriff's Office.
During the search of the car, detectives discovered it had run out of gas and that is why the man stopped running. They also recovered a handgun that was stolen in the burglary along with multiple identification cards.