Car theft suspect plunges into icy Spokane River



A suspected car thief ran from police and jumped into the Spokane River to evade capture on Tuesday.

The Spokesman-Review reports he jumped right back out and into the waiting arms of police after about three minutes in the icy water.

The 22-year-old was taken into custody and transported to a Spokane hospital by ambulance for treatment of hypothermia. Police planned to book him into jail later.

His arrest came after officers pursued a stolen Acura SUV from northwest Spokane to the banks of the Spokane River.