An automobile theft incident started off innocently enough, but ended with a suspect running through the streets of Comfrey.
According to Cottonwood County Sheriff Jason Purrington, a pedestrian was spotted walking along a rural Comfrey road and eventually given a ride to Comfrey.
The man claimed his car had broken down nearby. Upon arriving in Comfrey, the man took off running and was not seen again.
Upon investigation, deputies found a parked 2010 Chevrolet Malibu that they determined had been stolen from Spencer, Iowa. They believe it was driven by the man who was given a ride to Comfrey earlier in the night. Deputies are working with Spencer authorities on the investigation.
For more details on the past week’s worth of crime in Windom and throughout the county, see the Sept. 29 edition of the Cottonwood County Citizen and Citizen eEdition.
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