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Man in a kayak helps nab suspected mail thieves

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A man in a kayak helped nab a mail thief in King County. A man in a kayak helped nab a mail thief in King County.
SAMMAMISH, Wash. -

A Good Samaritan in a kayak helped King County sheriff's deputies nab a suspected Christmas mail thief in eastern King County.

Q13 reports deputies received multiple calls on Wednesday morning that a man and a woman were going through mailboxes around the town of Sammamish.

While deputies were on their way, local residents found a car filled with mail and used their cars to block it in.

After the suspected mail thieves fled on foot, the woman was caught but the man fled into a nearby pond with a kayak he grabbed out of a yard.

A resident grabbed his own kayak and caught up the suspected thief and convinced him to return to shore, where he was arrested.

The Sheriff's office says the suspect didn't get very far in the kayak because he was using his hands to paddle.

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