A suspected crook made it easy for Pasco police after falling asleep behind the wheel of a stolen car.
A person living near the 100 block of North Douglas Avenue called police after he noticed an unfamiliar Mustang parked on his street at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday, Pasco police said on Facebook.
When Officer Matt Griffin arrived, he found the car was reported stolen from Toppenish.
The driver, Wilbert Sanchez, 27, was taking a nap with his seat belt still on. As officers were arresting Sanchez, they noticed a pistol case among the other items inside the car.
Police got a search warrant and learned the pistol had been reported stolen from Yakima.
Sanchez was booked into the Franklin County jail on investigation of possessing a stolen car.
Anyone with information is asked to call dispatchers at 509-628-0333 or email Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org. People should reference PP19-25033.