Felon with gun runs into pole, hides on roof of Burien house Tuesday night


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A felon had a hit and run collision with a power pole near S. 124th Street and 5th Ave S. (map below) in Burien Tuesday night, Dec. 11.

When police arrived, power lines were still hot and on top of the car.

Once a power truck was able to get on scene and turn off the power, police were able to determine that the driver had escaped on foot.

Police say that a handgun was found on the dashboard of the car.

A short time later, Deputies heard someone calling for help from a roof of a nearby house (KOMO’s helicopter caught the action – see below). The person was a 28-year old male who admitted that he was the driver and that the gun was his. He was arrested.

The suspect was a convicted felon, so he’s not allowed to be in possession of a gun.

“After a trip to the hospital for precautionary measures, he was booked into jail,” Sgt. Ryan Abbott told The B-Town Blog.

The road was closed so City Light crews could restore power, and was re-opened around 5:40 a.m. Wednesday morning, Dec. 12.

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