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Originally published Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 1:26 PM

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Seattle police catch man who took police car

Police say a man who appeared very intoxicated took off for a short time Thursday afternoon in a Seattle police car.

The Associated Press

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SEATTLE —

Police say a man who appeared very intoxicated took off for a short time Thursday afternoon in a Seattle police car.

The incident began with a report the man had assaulted several people on a bus and then fled on foot through the Battery Street tunnel.

Two officers found the man in the tunnel and attempted to stop him. He fought them off, jumped in a patrol car and took off.

Police chased their own car about a mile until the driver crashed into a retaining wall the Queen Anne neighborhood where the 35-year-old Seattle man was finally taken into custody.

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