The state Division II state Court of Appeals issued a ruling Tuesday that clarifies when a car is just a mode of transportation versus a deadly weapon in the eyes of the law.
The decision stems from a case of gasoline theft from a Bonney Lake Safeway back in September 2005.
A woman named Josephine K. Sparling pumped $20 worth of gas into her car then tried to pay for it with a stolen check, according to court records. The station attendant called her on it (the check contained a man’s name) and summoned the store manager. Sparling…