KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Kennewick Police recently recovered a car reported stolen in Des Moines, Washington.
But police say it turned out to be a civil issue and a situation that's all too common.
A man reported his car stolen when it was gone for a week and it turns out his girlfriend took it without telling him.
Police consider this an issue between the couple and not actually a stolen car.
"Most people when they borrow a car, seems like they return it within a day or two. To the owner that's too long of course, so they want to report it stolen when it's just a civil issue because they let their friend borrow it."
Noble said lots people report stolen cars that end up being just a civil issue.
The woman who took this particular car was briefly booked into the Benton County Jail before being released. The prosecuting attorney will look into pressing charges, if any.
Friday, May 24 2013 9:32 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:32:22 GMT
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