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Spokane detectives go the extra mile for woman with stolen car

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

It only took detectives a few hours to recover a stolen car Tuesday night, but they went the extra mile to make sure the owner was able to get it back.

Detective Jerry Walker with the Spokane Regional Auto Theft Task Force says the owner of the stolen car was unable to pick it up because she is recovering from surgery and unable to find a ride.

So, Walker and other detectives picked her up and took her to her car.

But the kindness didn’t stop there; Detectives also gave Palmquist a club for her steering wheel so that it wouldn’t get stolen again.

The Spokane Regional Auto Theft Task Force, which includes detectives from WSP, SPD, and the SCSO, encourage people to keep their car doors locked and windows rolled up this time of year. They say car thefts increase during summer months. They also want to remind people not to leave valuables in plain site because that gives crooks an incentive to break into vehicles.

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