Lacey Deputy Mayor Cynthia Pratt and her husband, David, are back to having two vehicles again after their stolen truck was recovered by Lacey police.
But it’s going to cost about $6,000 to get the front of the 2001 Dodge Dakota fixed after the vehicle was reportedly involved in a hit-and-run crash on Martin Way. That happened Nov. 7, five days after the Pratt’s reported the vehicle stolen from their driveway overnight.
And the truck didn’t return in one piece, either, David Pratt said Wednesday. The canopy is missing and the license plates were taken, but have been replaced, he said.
The truck was found unoccupied in a parking lot in Hawks Prairie Nov. 7, and the suspect has not been found, said Lacey Sgt. Terence Brimmer. It’s still an active investigation and anyone with information should call Det. Al Stanford at 360-459-4333.
The Pratt’s bad luck didn’t end there. The truck was returned Nov. 8, Election Day, and then their Toyota Prius was dented Tuesday night at an election-related event.
When she got home, he saw the dented vehicle alongside the damaged truck.
“It was three bad things in a row,” said David Pratt, referring to the U.S. election outcome as well.