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An Old Lady In A Scooter Was Lost On A Highway And This Trooper Helped Her Home

Many people thought it was just a very, very, very slow police chase.

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Andrea Ruth was at work in Lynden, Washington, on Tuesday when she saw what she first thought was the world's slowest police chase.

"What it looked like at the time was a little old lady cruising down the busy highway [on a scooter] in front of my office and a cop with his lights on," Ruth told BuzzFeed News. "I was right up laughing at how crazy it was. It was truly hilarious."


"I just treated her the way I would've wanted somebody to treat my mom,” Hintz told ABC affiliate KLTV of the hour-long escort to the woman's home.

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"Our motto with the state patrol is service with humility. It took a lot of patience and humility to take care of this lady,” Hintz said.

David Mack is a reporter and weekend editor for BuzzFeed News in New York.

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