Man threatens Safeway customers, urinates on Burger King | Police Blotter
By ADAM MCFADDEN
Renton Reporter Staff Writer
August 16, 2012 · 11:04 AM
The following information was compiled based on City of Renton police reports.
A Seattle man was arrested for obstructing a public servant Aug. 2 for making threats.
Witnesses called police to Safeway to report a man taunting and yelling profanities at customers in the parking lot. Police found the man inside the store walking towards the beer cooler and recognized him from a call earlier that evening when he became agitated and urinated on a Burger King.
The suspect became upset, balled his hands into fists and began using profanity against the police officers, but eventually went outside. Once outside, the suspect attempted to assault a police officer. The officer took him down and handcuffed him.
The suspect moved his handcuffs from back to front several times during transport, causing the officer to put his legs into a leg hobble. At this point the man’s profanity and threats increased. He told the officer that he was a “marked man” and called him a certain name 60-100 times during the eight-mile drive.
Man robs Payless employee
A man robbed a Payless Shoe Source employee July 30.
A man approached a Payless employee at about 9 p.m. asking about a shoe. The employee stated that she would have to go to the back room to find his size. After going to the back room, the employee noticed that the man had followed her. She asked what he was doing and he replied, “I was just curious.”
The suspect then grabbed the employee by the back of the neck and told her to unlock a nearby drawer. Once it was open he grabbed the employee’s purse that was inside and removed her wallet.
The man was driving a black older BMW. The employee described him as a white male, 35-40 years old, with a black ponytail and “dirty looking.”
Covington woman finds grenade
Renton police responded to a call at the Renton Fred Meyer that a Covington woman had found a grenade Aug. 3.
The woman had found the grenade while cleaning out her father’s house and wasn’t sure what to do with it. She and her family had passed it among themselves for several days before contacting the police.
She asked the officer if he would like to handle the grenade to inspect it. The officer declined.
Officers cordoned off the parking lot and the Port of Seattle Police Department’s ordinance disposal unit took custody of the grenade.
Man’s gold necklace ripped off
A man robbed a Walmart customer Aug. 3.
The customer was bending over to pick up a case of water when the suspect grabbed the man’s necklace from behind and ripped it off, then ran out of the store.
The customer told police the necklace was 24K gold and worth $2,800. On video surveillance footage, the suspect is watching the customer while he shopped for a time before slowly closing in when he found an opportune moment to grab it.
Additional footage showed two more suspects that left the store just before the robbery and got a vehicle to wait for the third suspect.Contact Renton Reporter Staff Writer Adam McFadden at email@example.com or 425-255-3484.