WHO: Nathan Hansen (Wuornos) & Audrey Parker WHAT: Audrey catches Nathan in the act of covering up the VW Bug theft. WHEN: April 9th, around 4:30AM (after this) WHERE: edge of town. WARNINGS: Nathan's gonna end up explaining stuff about his dad, so TW for childhood abuse and death and corrupt cop stuff.
Getting rid of a video was one thing. Dropping a car and making it look abandoned was another. For one thing, he couldn't fit the car in his pocket, which meant Nathan had to tow the damn thing behind his truck. He'd considered driving it, but that looked even more suspicious. At least if he was caught, he could pretend to be taking it back to the impound. But with Audrey looking at him so suspiciously lately, it would be better if he wasn't found anywhere near it at all.
He'd gone over it carefully before leaving Gold's house, getting rid of fingerprints and everything else that might be traced back to Neal Gold. There was no rush, especially since he wanted to wait until all the other cops out trying to catch the drag racers would have gone back to their usual patrols.
Then he took off, carefully bypassing all the places where he knew there might be a patrol car, and made it to the town line without incident. He pulled way off the side of the road, so that the Bug was practically in the bushes, parked, and got out to unhook it from the back of the truck. Then he only had to get back in the truck and get a few blocks away, and he was safe.