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Detectives need your help identifying an accused car vandal who tried talking his way into a childcare center in Bothell.

It happened on Monday at the Northlake Montessori.

A teacher says she talked to the man through a locked door, telling him the center was closed, but he insisted on getting in. She refused and he eventually walked away, but not before she says he keyed the door of her car. “I was here working on my kindergarten room and getting it ready for the following day,” said Rhonda Isom. “I asked through the door, ‘What can I do for you, we’re closed’ and he tried the door, so I knew something wasn’t right. He ended up going to my driver’s side car door and made a motion, so after he left I went out there and he had happened to key my car.”

She says she’s already talked to the center’s parents about safety.

The suspect drove a maroon car, possibly a Toyota Corolla.

If you recognize him, his car, or know anything that can help get him identified for Bothell detectives, call an anonymous tip into CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS

You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest.

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