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Photos courtesy King County Sheriff’s Office.

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that 47-year old man will be spending New Year’s Eve in Harborview, after he was run over TWICE by a suspect attempting to steal his girlfriend’s car in Burien Thursday night (Dec. 31). The incident happened just after 5 p.m. in the 13700 block of 10th Ave SW (map below). Police say that the victim had just finished washing his girlfriend’s Nissan Sentra and walked to a neighbor’s house to visit. While at the neighbor’s house the victim saw a man jump into the Nissan and start to back out of his driveway. The victim ran to the car and opened the driver’s door as the suspect was backing out of the driveway. The victim fell and was run over by the car as the suspect continued to back out. “The suspect then pulled forward running over the victim again before jumping out of the car and running from the scene,” Sgt. Cindi West said. “The victim was trapped under the car as neighbors tried to help. The victim was finally pulled out from under the car after a jack was used to lift the car and deputies lifted up the vehicle enough for neighbors to pull him out.” The man was conscious but had difficulty breathing and may have suffered broken bones. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in serious condition. The suspect is described as a white male in his 20’s, medium to thin build, with light hair and a light goatee or beard. He was last seen wearing all dark clothing and carried a black backpack. If you have information about this crime please call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311. ]]>