Would-be bank robber just needs $1 so she can go back to jail | Police blotter

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A 24-year-old Renton woman got her wish when she tried to rob a bank of $1 and was taken back to jail.

Unarmed, the woman walked into the Wells Fargo bank on South Grady Way and stood in line on Oct. 3. She walked up to the teller and asked for some money. The teller told her to swipe her card.

The teller wasn't sure she was serious when she said she was robbing the bank. But she was and the teller activated the bank's alarm.

The teller and a supervisor discussed the situation, crouched behind the counter. The teller stood up and the woman told him she does this all the time and has gotten $1,700.

She just needed the dollar to give to officers when they arrived.

Another employee asked if he could help her. She said, "Yes, I'm robbing your bank and you should cooperate and give me the money. You should at least give me a dollar."

The employee didn't have a key to the money drawer, so the suspect turned to leave the bank, after first trying to steal a woman's purse.

She was arrested outside. She had just been released from jail and wanted to go back, but she needed the $1 to get arrested.

An officer recognized her from a bank robbery about a year earlier.

She was booked into the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent for investigation of robbery.

Officers call for backup in case of fight

Officers called for backup Oct. 2 when a patron who a bar wanted trespassed appeared ready to fight them in the parking lot on Northeast 44th Street.

A bar employee told officers the 31-year-old Renton man was harassing other patrons and acting strangely. Two officers asked him to step outside so they could talk.

The officers took a tactical stance and the suspect moved aggressively toward an officer. He refused to sit down and appeared ready to fight the officers. He told an officer to taze him.

He told the officer to call him the devil, which the officer wouldn't do. He continued to yell and spoke nonsensically.

The two officers called for backup when it appeared they were going to have to fight the man. With strength in numbers, the officers took the man into custody.

He was booked into the SCORE regional jail for investigation of second-degree criminal trespass.

Sequim man kicked in road-rage incident

A 37-year-year-old Sequim man was kicked multiple times, including in the groin, Oct. 2, the result of road rage on northbound State Route 167.

He told officers a red Dodge Dakota cut him off in the HOT lane and "brake-checked" him. The Dakota, with three men inside, slowed and the victim pulled around it.

At the red light at Grady Way, the Dakota driver got out and approached the victim and seemed to indicate he was going to grab a tool or weapon. The light turned green and the victim pulled into a gas station, the Dakota right behind him.

The Dakota driver yelled at the victim for cutting him off and hit him in the chest. The victim stepped back and the Dakota driver kicked him in the shins, groin and legs.

The victim managed to escape into the gas station but was able to take photos of the Dakota and vehicle. Officers used that information to track down the Dakota driver, a 49-year-old Tacoma man. He wasn't immediately located, but he was cited for fourth-degree assault.

Store employee pepper-sprayed

An employee of the Safeway on South Third Street was pepper sprayed after she told a female customer that she couldn't make a particular transaction at the store.

The store has a voucher machine, but it doesn't work for the type of transaction the suspect was trying to make.

The woman became upset and demanded the employee complete the transaction. When told again it wasn't possible, she pulled out a can of pepper spray and sprayed the employee's face. She and a companion then left the store in a hurry.

Officers were reviewing security-camera footage in an attempt to identify the suspect.

The employee was treated by medics.

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