Clark Co. man chases car prowler, records on camera

Clark Co.

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Deputies in Clark County are looking for a woman who was prowling vehicles the week before Christmas in a neighborhood where crime is not a part of every day life.

“It is relatively safe,” said Tami Fonseca. “In the summertime everyone gets together and plays around and stuff.”

You can only imagine how shocked the Fonsecas were when they spotted a woman trying to break into vehicles on their street. Jesus Fonseca raced downstairs and outside, but the woman had vanished. He checked the family van.

“I open and the lady is inside trying to take stuff,” he said.

The woman took off running, but so did Jesus. He chased after the suspect with his cell phone camera rolling.  It was no easy task because the streets were slick due to the recent winter storm.

“I’m just glad no bad outcome came from it,” said Tami.

If anything, the chase paid off.  Jesus managed to catch a glimpse of the woman’s face and the getaway vehicle she jumped into. The Fonsecas hope deputies can track down the woman. They pledge to be vigilant in the meantime.

“Just look out for each other basically,” said Tami.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office later arrested 38-year-old Amber Marie Davis, of Vancouver, in connection with the prowling. She was charged with auto prowl. Davis is lodged at the Clark County Jail on an unrelated Department of Corrections felony warrant.



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