Man fires gun, scares prowlers | RENTON POLICE BLOTTER
By TRACEY COMPTON
Renton Reporter Staff writer
February 6, 2013 · Updated 5:02 PM
The following information was compiled from City of Renton Police reports:
What goes up must come down
A Renton man illegally discharged his semi-automatic pistol to scare car prowlers on Jan. 10.
The 32-year-old man told police his nephew heard noises in the parking lot adjacent to his bedroom window. It was around 2:30 a.m. near Davis Street in Renton.
His nephew woke him and said someone was going through the man’s vehicle. The man grabbed his gun and ran out of his apartment. He saw a male 20 feet from him, walking toward a silver sedan being driven by another male.
The 32-year-old then watched as the car drove straight toward him. He feared they would run over him, so he fired a shot toward the sky. He told police he didn’t want to shoot into the vehicle because he didn’t want to shoot the suspects over property.
Police warned the man about the dangers of firing a gun and said his behavior was reckless endangerment of the public because that bullet would come down out of the sky at some point.
Close call at restaurant
Two women reported that they were almost struck by a vehicle coming out of a restaurant on 108th Avenue Southeast on Jan. 11.
The women, ages 27 and 61, walked past the driveway to the restaurant, and a vehicle pulled out. The 27-year-old said she had to slap the bumper of the Jeep to get the driver’s attention. The vehicle stopped and the 27-year-old fell backward.
The driver of the vehicle told police that the woman kept asking for her insurance information and said the 27-year-old fell two or three seconds after the Jeep stopped.
A witness told police the 27-year-old was not hit by the driver, but fell in an exaggerated way as the driver stated.
Mysterious nasty emails
A 37-year-old Renton woman reported that she recieved harassing emails on Jan. 11.
The woman told police the emails contain details about the divorce she is going through with her husband. When they were still together, the woman said her husband’s ex-wife harassed her for 10 years. In the past, the woman filed a no-contact order against the ex-wife. She believes the woman is using fake email addresses to send her the harassing messages. The woman also thinks the ex-wife has requested information about her divorce from a clerk’s office.
Police advised the woman to file another no-contact order.
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