The Crime Blotter: Tacoma man steals patrol car from on-duty Lakewood Police

While Lakewood police officers were on a call Wednesday night, a person got into an unlocked and running patrol vehicle and drove off, authorities said.

The incident happened at the 9800 block of Veterans Drive, Lakewood police said. They tracked the police car to northbound Interstate 5, just south of South 72nd Street in Tacoma.

They pulled the stolen vehicle over and arrested the suspect.

Law enforcement said no weapons were inside the car when it was stolen, and the theft did not damage the car.

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