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Police officer plays Santa after recovering stolen presents

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A Spokane police officer played Santa after recovering stolen Christmas gifts. A Spokane police officer played Santa after recovering stolen Christmas gifts.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

A Spokane police officer spotted a stolen car in the area of 5200 N. Morton Monday morning. A man outside the car was apparently stealing outgoing mail from mailboxes in the area. When the thief spotted the officer, he jumped in the car and tried to get away, but was quickly stopped by the officer.

Inside the car, Corporal Zachary Dahle found stolen Christmas presents, mail, social security cards and meth. The 18-year-old man was identified as Christopher C. Bacon, who was booked into Spokane County Jail on more than a dozen charges including theft of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, and nine counts of second degree identity theft.

Corporal Dahle made a special trip to all the addresses listed on the stolen Christmas presents and delivered them to their rightful owners. 

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