‘The b****** jacked everything!’ says owner of van believed stolen by fugitive

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MONROE, Wash. — One day after deputies say fugitive sex offender Chris Zellner stole a Dodge Caravan in Snohomish to escape authorities, the vehicle was found at Bollenbaugh Hills Road and Old Pipeline Road outside Monroe Wednesday.

The van belonged to Tricia Dale’s elderly mother. It was taken to Skyway Towing, where Dale got her first look at it.

“The b****** jacked everything!” Dale said when she discovered her bamboo drawing tablet and DJ controller that she uses for work gone.

The steering column was was also cracked open and the ignition ripped out.

“There is something sprayed all over this. It is gross in here,” said Dale, referring to an oily residue inside the van.

She thinks Zellner sprayed WD-40 on everything.

Dale is a mother to five kids and says she's angry their sense of security has been stolen.

"I want to beat him with a 2x4 right now, is what I think about him."

Snohomish County sheriff's deputies say Zellner stole Dale's van to escape after a homeowner discovered him naked in his pool.

Shawna Andrew lives in the area outside Monroe where the van was abandoned.

"They might not have to look for him anymore if I found him (naked) like that,' said Andrew, who hopes Zellner is caught soon before somebody gets hurt.

"He's crafty and wreaking havoc all over Snohomish County," said deputy Jim Miner.

Zellner has a warrant for failure to register as a sex offender but he is also a suspect in numerous burglaries. Deputies say he is armed with a silver pistol.

Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to his arrest.  Call 1-800-222-tips (8477) anonymously.

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