MISSOULA (AP) — A Missoula police officer who stopped at a downtown bar to interview a witness to a fight came back outside to find he was without transportation.
Sgt. Bob Bouchee says witnesses reported a man wearing pajama bottoms and an Elmer Fudd-type hat with fur drove off in the car late Friday. The Dodge Charger was found, undamaged, near the Elks Lodge about four blocks away.
Bouchee says they're still trying to find the suspect and are looking at surveillance video that might help in identifying him. He could face a felony theft charge.
The Missoulian reports the officer believed he had locked the car door using an electronic key fob, but apparently didn't.