Car Thief Crashes During Getaway


UPDATED: Monday February 17, 2014 9:00 AM

A woman's car was stolen Monday morning after she left it unattended to warm up outside her east Columbus home.

Police say it happened on Drifton Drive. Police say the suspect jumped in the woman's Chrysler PT Cruise and took off, but crashed it while trying to leave.

The owner heard the impact and ran outside. The suspect took off running.

Police arrived quickly on the scene and tracked footprints in the snow to find the suspect.

The tracks led to the other side of the woman's neighborhood to a garage on Simpson Drive.

Police found two men inside the garage and arrested the one seen running from the car.

He was being booked into jail.

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