A bad spray paint job could not keep a stolen truck hidden from Kennewick police for long and it might have even helped them spot it.

Last Thursday a man reported a woman he let borrow his green 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 had not returned it in over 3 weeks and reported it stolen. Then a few days later on Saturday, Kennewick police spotted the truck at an intersection with the same license plates but the truck had been obviously spray painted white. The truck was easy to spot because the green was still showing under the white paint in splotches.

Officers pulled the truck over and arested 21 year old Gina M. Esquivel for suspicion of theft of motor vehicle and then released her. The truck was impounded pending investigation. The picture above is an artist rendition of the truck.

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