Mail thief tries to escape on kayak
12.25.14 SAMMAMISH, Wash. —A suspected mail thief chose a bizarre getaway vehicle and got caught in the middle of Lake Sammamish. Now he and a woman are in the King County Jail.
“I just thought it was a kayak theft, a kayak hijacking,” explained Brian Conway, standing with his son Nolan on the edge of their Lake Sammamish dock.
Little did the father-son duo know that the man who hijacked their kayak was wanted for mail theft, and what the pair described as a low-speed pursuit to the middle of Lake Sammamish started with a mailman hot on the trail of a stolen vehicle.
Kerek Edwards confronted the alleged thieves, and police said they ditched a stolen car full of stolen mail in a driveway in the 2900 block of 204 Avenue Northeast in Sammamish early Christmas Eve morning. Neighbors called police, then another neighbor used her car to block theirs and the pair ran through Edwards’ backyard.