SAMMAMISH, Wash. - A fast-paddling good Samaritan in a kayak helped sheriff's deputies in Washington state nab a suspected mail thief.
Q13, the Fox News station in Seattle, reports deputies received multiple calls on Wednesday morning that a man and a woman were going through mailboxes around the town of Sammamish, east of Seattle.
While deputies were on their way, residents spotted a car filled with mail and used their cars to block it in.
The suspects ran off, but one was caught immediately. The other grabbed a kayak out of someone's yard and took into a nearby pond.
But not so fast...
An area resident grabbed his own kayak, caught up to the suspect and convinced him to return to shore, where he was arrested.
Here's something that probably helped: Police say the suspect didn't get very far because he was using his hands to paddle.
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