Car Thief Cut Short When Stolen Car High Centers

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Police are investigating an attempted car theft this morning that ended quickly when the thief high-centered his new car on a curb. Aberdeen Police Captain John Green tells us on 11/6/12 at about 1:27 A.M. Aberdeen Officers were sent to the area of the 1000 Block of Ash Street on a report of a Honda Civic that someone had just tried to steal.Officers were advised that the vehicle was reportedly now high centered on a curb in a parking lot and the suspect had fled from the car on foot.
Investigating officers were told that the car owner was inside his home when he heard his car start. When he ran outside he saw that the car was now high centered on a curb in the parking lot. The owner ran up to the car and yelled at the suspect. The suspect exited the car and ran from the scene on foot. He was described at a white male, about 5-9, average build, about 30 years of age with short curly hair. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie shirt with a white logo on the back.
The ignition of the car had been damaged during the attempted theft.
A neighbor contacted the investigating officers and told them that prior to the attempted theft that he had been woke up to the noise of clanking metal. He said that some tools had been stolen from the back of his home. Those tools were located in the 1993 Honda Civic and seized as evidence.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Aberdeen Police at 533-3180 or the Tip line at 538-4450.