AWOL soldier who stole military vehicle stopped in Redwood City

AWOL soldier who stole military vehicle stopped in Redwood City

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A soldier who went AWOL and stole a military vehicle from a base south of Big Sur was stopped and detained in Redwood City Tuesday evening, according to reports by the military and news outlets.

At about 10 a.m. Tuesday, 34-year-old Spencer Slick, who had been participating in a Combat Support Training Exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, was reported absent without leave (AWOL). He “left his post with a Humvee without authorization at an unknown time,” officials at Fort Hunter Liggett reported.

According to news reports, the California Highway Patrol received Be on the Lookout order for the Humvee. Just after 6 p.m., the Humvee was pulled over near State Routes 92 and 35 in Redwood City, according to ABC7 Bay Area, and confirmed by Fort Hunter Liggett.

“AWOL Soldier will be returned to the custody of military authorities while they complete an investigation on the incident,” military base officials reported last night. “No further info at this time.”

Photo: Fort Hunter Liggett

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