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Hitch hiker gets the wrong ride from King City

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. -- A hitch-hiker is lucky to be alive after getting in the wrong car at a King City truck stop Monday morning.

Franklin County deputy Steve Warren says Timothy Grazzini promised to drive the woman to Yakima, but once she was in his car, he told her he had to go to work first.

Warren says the woman asked to be let out, but Grazzini topped speeds of 90 miles an hour before pulling over right in front of the Country Mercantile on Highway 395.

"After several requests, he finally pulled over, and let her out. As she opened the door, he pushed her out before she regained her footing. He sped off. She couldn't retrieve her items or anything," says Warren.

Deputies caught up with Grazzini in Connell 30 minutes later.

He was booked into Franklin County Jail for second degree robbery.

The hitch hiker did get her belongings back, minus six dollars which she says was missing from her wallet.

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