Sheriff's deputy poses as taxi driver to nab suspect

SHOREWOOD, Wash. -- A King County Sheriff's deputy pulled the old switcheroo with a taxi cab driver in order to nab a fleeing suspect last Thursday.

According to the King County Sheriff's Office, a deputy stopped a car for expired tabs around 9 a.m. near Southwest 112th Street and 16th Avenue Southwest.

During the stop, the car's passenger, who it turns out has seven outstanding warrants for his arrest, ran off and hid, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The suspect must have called for a taxi to help him escape because a short time later a cab pulled up looking for him, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The cab driver agreed to let a deputy take his place in the driver's seat and another deputy to lay down in the backseat.

The deputy-turned-cabbie drove around the area until the suspect jumped out from behind a shed with a K-9 unit hot on his heels.

He was arrested when he tried to get in the taxi.