The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a tow truck was carjacked in the 15700 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW near Azteca/Value Village (map below) Tuesday, Sept. 3, and the end result was a total mess and an arrest.

Police say that a suspect stole a tow truck with a vehicle attached to it, then rammed a KCSO Deputy after a pursuit that ended from the use of spike strips in the 19100 block of 1st Ave South near the Crimnal Justice Training Center.

The police officer was not injured.

The suspect was arrested, and the investigation is ongoing.

Burien Police added this:

Just before 5:30 p.m. this afternoon, officers were dispatched to a man throwing rocks at businesses and cars for no reason, causing substantial property damage. When the officers arrived, the man ran from the police cars and stole an occupied tow truck, assaulting the driver. The officers attempted to block him in a parking lot and he used the tow truck to ram a police car. Other officers engaged in a pursuit of the stolen vehicle. He struck several other vehicles on Ambaum and 1st Ave S. Officers deployed spike devices to disable the vehicle by deflating the vehicle’s tires. The tow truck then collided with another vehicle and came to stop. The driver was taken into custody and will be booked into jail on multiple felony charges. Traffic will be impacted on Ambaum and 1st Avenue for the next several hours as we complete the investigation.

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