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April 29, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Man reports his car stolen because he didn’t want his friend driving

Seattle police say a man who dialed 911 early yesterday morning to report his car stolen had really called for help because he didn’t want his friend driving his car.

Police said they were dispatched to the Beacon Hill neighborhood just after midnight for the stolen car report. Officers found the car at Beacon Avenue South and South Graham Street, and pulled the vehicle over. Officers said they asked the two men inside to get out and discovered that the front seat passenger was the registered owner and the one who called for help, according to police spokesman Jeff Kappel.

The driver was arrested for investigation of DUI and the car owner was arrested for investigation of false reporting. The man’s Audi was impounded, police said.

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