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February 9, 2012 at 7:30 AM

Olympia auto thief gives truck owner rude awakening

An armed man stole a pickup in Olympia early this morning while the owner was sleeping in the truck bed, according to komonews.com. The pickup’s owner was snoozing in the canopy-covered truck bed around 1:14 a.m. when the thief climbed into the cab and drove off from the parking lot of the Capitol Medical Center.  The owner called 911 from inside the truck bed and gave dispatchers periodic updates on his location.

The thief drove the truck north on Highway 101 into Mason County, where he stopped, got out of the cab and walked toward the back of the truck armed with a knife, according to komonews.com.

The owner jumped out of the truck bed and ran to a nearby home to seek help.The thief drove off in the pickup. Police are looking for the thief and the pickup, a silver 1989 Toyota pickup with a  brown canopy and Washington license B59457N.

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