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PHOTOS: Man steals Doubletree shuttle bus

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Spokane Police arrested a man who they say stole a shuttle bus from the Double Tree Inn Monday morning. Spokane Police arrested a man who they say stole a shuttle bus from the Double Tree Inn Monday morning.
SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested a man who they say stole a shuttle bus from the Double Tree Inn Monday morning. Police say the suspect is being looked at as being responsible for several vehicle thefts that also happened Monday morning.

911 first received a call around 8:40 a.m. when a man reported another man, later identified as 26-year-old David A. Ellis, punched him in the face and tried to steal his vehicle at a restaurant in the 200 block of W. Riverside Ave. Ellis than ran away on foot. When police arrived they took the victim to the hospital and started searching for Ellis.

Dispatchers received another call about 10 minutes later. Another person reported that a man, again identified as Ellis,  attempted to take her vehicle, but was unsuccessful. Ellis ran toward W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

Another 10 minutes went by before 911 dispatch received a third call from a man on W. Spokane Falls Blvd. He said he was assaulted by a man who attempted to steal his car, but fled toward the hotel and convention center when he was once again unsuccessful.

Just before police arrived on scene, Ellis stole a hotel shuttle bus.

Ellis drove the bus into the backyard of a home near Mallon and Elm in North Spokane.

No one was injured and police quickly took the man in to custody. He was arrested for first degree robbery and second degree assault. Additional charges are anticipated.

Ellis is suspected of stealing several other vehicles. Investigation into these and other incidents is ongoing.

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