Stolen car found dumped in Tempe Town Lake

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TEMPE -- There were some scary moments at Tempe Town Lake Wednesday morning after a fisherman found a car in the water.

Police were called out at about 7 a.m.

Emergency crews sent in a dive team to make sure there was nobody inside the sunken car. The vehicle did prove to be empty.

Police said it was a stolen vehicle out of Scottsdale. Investigators believe the thieves simply pushed it into the lake to get rid of it.