SUMNER, Wash. -- "Just disgusting."
Police say a good Samaritan became a theft victim after jumping into the Puyallup River in an effort to rescue a fisherman who had fallen in.
This happened around 5:15 p.m. Monday in the area where the Stuck River connects with the Puyallup River in Sumner. Multiple agencies, including a Coast Guard helicopter, were called in to search for the man.
Two good Samaritans also jumped into the river to try to rescue the 46-year-old man. That's when, police say, someone stole one of the good Samaritan's wallet, keys and sunglasses.
That person's credit card was used at a Shell gas station nearby a short time later. No word on if the suspect was caught.
Crews continued to search for the missing fisherman Tuesday until nightfall.