If you're going to drive a stolen car in a town of roughly 77,000 people – about the same size as Scranton, Pennsylvania or Ogden, Utah – you want to be very careful about where you drive that stolen car to eat. That's the lesson Katherine York of Kennewick, Washington learned when she was arrested for being in possession of a stolen Toyota 4Runner that also happened to have a bunch of stolen clothes from JC Penney and Sears in it.

Virginia Maiden woke up Tuesday, May 14 to find her 1995 4Runner – that she thought she forgot to lock – swiped from her apartment building. At 3 PM that afternoon, while working her shift at the drive-thru at McDonald's that day, she saw her truck in line. York hadn't even gone far – the McDonald's is not even five miles from Maiden's apartment. Maiden called the police, they showed up just as York was leaving, and York made another vehicle switch, this time into a black-and-white for a trip to the Benton County jail. They don't have McDonald's there, but she won't have so far to go to eat.


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      vizcarmb
      • 2 Years Ago
      im lovin it!!!
      Rick
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ha, that's awesome.
      Louis MacKenzie
      • 2 Years Ago
      I had to Google that name, just to see the mugshot face of stupidity itself. LoL
      MastrCake
      • 2 Years Ago
      Criminals in my homestate of Washington are always good for a laugh or two.
      Chris
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oops!! Things have a funny way of working themselves out. If I was in the owner's shoes, I would actually be glad my car was stolen just so I could say I caught the guy in such an ironic fashion. It'd be heck of a story to pass along.
      artandcolour2010
      • 2 Years Ago
      I had my new Celica GTS stolen in 1983 around 4am in Manhattan, parked in front of the club I was in. When I came out and found shattered glass and no car I was bummed! It was around 4:30am by then and I walked a few blocks to a bodega I knew would be open. When I turned the corner, my new Celica was double parked in front of that bodega! The guy that stole it stopped to buy breakfast! I ran the entire block and jumped in my car and drove away. It was running. He had busted the ignition, so I just put it in gear and got the **** out of there, lol. Had about $1000 of insurance claims but at least I had my car.
      Graugorama
      • 2 Years Ago
      Too funny! What a great things Karma can do to a person. Lock her up and throw away the key. The last guy that stole my pristine '82 Fleetwood and wrecked it was an idiot (didn't see the brake lock and couldn't stop the car). Mine was his 9th theft of a vehicle. The judge gave him 20 years (he was a car lover and I had a ton of pictures to prove her condition before he wrecked her). The public defender protested to which the judge replied "would you like to make it 25?". The judge also ordered full restitution to put her back in her original condition and if he didn't pay, he would send him back to jail. I doubt I'll see the money but I find solace in knowing the thief will probably never be free again.
        The Wasp
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Graugorama
        What a shame...to think that the car that did him in was an 80s Cadillac.
      MichaelC
      • 2 Years Ago
      Couldn't you at least have found a stock pic of a drive-thru McDonalds from the US? That pic is obviously from a RHD country like the UK or AUS...(The metric height limit bar is another tip-off)
        Cayman
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MichaelC
        Does it really change the story for you?
          MichaelC
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Cayman
          It's just sloppy/lazy journalism. They're relaying a story from Kennewick, Washington, but they chose a stock file photo from another country. I would just expect a photo of McDonalds from at least the same country as the story, if a pic of the actual McDonalds couldn't be sourced... The NY Daily News at least grabbed a shot sourced from Google Maps of the actual McD's from the story: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/mcdonald-worker-stolen-car-appears-drive-thru-article-1.1346825
      getoffmylawn
      • 2 Years Ago
      justice is served
      jf.bouchard
      • 2 Years Ago
      Smrt thief
      Hajime1990 #follow
      • 2 Years Ago
      so next time you steal someones car make sure you go to kentuckys.
      diffrunt
      • 2 Years Ago
      2 ditsy broads
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