Quebec provincial police retrieve stolen patrol car after morning ride

The Canadian Press
Associated Press

EPIPHANIE, Que. - Quebec provincial police are investigating an unusual crime today: the theft of one of their own patrol cars.

Police say the cruiser was stolen at around 5 a.m. this morning while officers were responding to a domestic dispute in the town of L'Epiphanie, about 50 kilometres north of Montreal.

Investigators say they are looking for a 39-year-old man who took off in the car while the officers were inside.

Police located the vehicle about three hours later.

They are still looking for the suspect, who is known to police and could face charges including theft of a vehicle.