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Woman helps police catch thief who took her parents' car

Woman helps police catch thief who took her parents' car



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Cleon Wall reportingA car thief drove the wrong way after stealing a car in Sandy. The thief told troopers that he'd had a bad day, was going to visit a friend in Bountiful and was going to return the car.

Andrea Kemper was driving to her parents' house when she couldn't believe her eyes. "I noticed the car in the left-hand turn lane that was turning onto 5600 South was my dad's car," she said.

She followed the thief and called 911. Kemper was able to direct Utah Highway Patrol troopers to the car on I-15, where they pulled it over.

While it was great getting the car back, it was even better that her parents' Yorkshire terrier wasn't harmed. The pooch was in the stolen car the whole time. "I'm glad that the guy didn't get so sick of his yipping that he didn't throw him out or something," Kemper said.

Kemper says her dad owes her big time, maybe even a vacation.

E-mail: cwall@ksl.com

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