A Lynnwood woman who said she climbed into the trunk of her silver Saab after the vehicle ran out of gas has left the State Patrol eyeing her story with skepticism.
On Monday afternoon, dispatchers received a 911 call about six miles outside of Leavenworth on Highway 2, notifying them about a woman in the trunk of a car. Motorists had apparently pulled over after seeing a sign in the back window of the parked 2004 Saab reading “help me,” said Trooper Darren Wright
“They discovered there was a woman in the trunk. I don’t know if they got her out or we got her out,” Wright said. “She had advised she had been in there three days. She had run out of gas and she got in there to stay warm.”
After noting the woman was not hurt or dehydrated, Wright said troopers began to question her story. Troopers took the woman to Leavenworth to make her own arrangements to deal with the situation; she declined medical attention.
The Saab was out of gas, and the battery was dead. Wright said he does not know if the woman had a cellphone on her to call for help.