SEATTLE — Well, that escalated quickly.
The theft of a guitar from a Seattle shop led to a wild chase and multi-car pileup that ended in a standoff between two of the suspects, with one wielding a machete and the other brandishing a gun, cops said.
Police say a group of three men and a woman snatched a $1,600 axe from a Guitar Center in downtown Seattle.
The suspects then fled in two separate cars but allegedly began chasing each other, getting into a wreck and causing a pile up that ground rush hour traffic to a halt. No one was hurt.
But the situation grew even more tense when one of the suspects pulled out a machete and confronted another of the suspects who then whipped out a gun.
Cops soon arrived and arrested the two men and a woman who had been with them. A four male suspect managed to get away, cops said.
The guitar was later returned to the shop.