Police: Suspect dies after crashing stolen ‘puffer car’

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Courtesy: Denver Police news

Courtesy: Denver Police news

DENVER — A man who police say stole a “puffer car” and wrecked it, died in the crash early Tuesday.

Police wrote about what happened on their Facebook page. Here’s their story and their message:

Denver Police District 2 officers responded to the 3300 block of N. Krameria Street on a report of a stolen motor vehicle. The victim explained that he left his vehicle parked, unlocked, unattended and running on the street in front of his home. An unknown suspect took his vehicle, fleeing eastbound on E 35th Avenue. A short time later the stolen vehicle collided with another in the area of East 38th Avenue and Quebec Street. Unfortunately, the victim in the crash and suspect driver were transported to the hospital with serious bodily injuries and the suspect died as a result.

Seriously friends, we want to again urge you to refrain from leaving your car running unattended. Puffing is a ticketable offense, and is an open invitation to car thieves.

— Denver Police Department