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Car stolen at gunpoint | POLICE BLOTTER PART 1
The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department case reports.
A 29-year-old Renton man met Kevin and they agreed to hang out and play some hoops. But first they had to pick up Kevin’s cousin.
Kevin went inside a drugstore on Rainier Avenue on Aug. 2 to get something to drink. He came outside with another man.
The second man told the victim, “Why don’t you get out of the car.” The victim heard a gun being racked; he saw Kevin holding a black handgun.
The two demanded his wallet and drove off. The victim was driving his girlfriend’s Mercedes Benz, so he called her from a restaurant. He noticed a silver Audi circling the parking lot.
Three men came into the restaurant, including the “cousin,” who told the victim something like what he did to his sister wasn’t right. He didn’t know anyone by the sister’s name. He told them, “You got my car, just go.”
A stolen-vehicle report was filled out for the Mercedes.
HE TAKES ON OFFICERS: The inebriated Renton man went too far when he balled his fists and got right up in a Renton officer’s private space.
The 45-year-old had just been expelled from Piazza Park in downtown Renton at about 8 p.m. Aug. 1 after officers found a bottle of vodka next to him. He was cited and told he was free to go.
But he continued to tell officers he was going to “beat your asses.”
He had plenty of ways from the park without going through an officer but chose not to. An officer watched as the suspect entered the “private space” of another officer, going “toe to toe.”
He pulled out his Taser but the other officer used a leg sweep to take the man to the ground, where he was handcuffed.
The Renton man suffered some abrasions to his right knee and chin. He was booked into the SCORE regional jail for obstructing an officer.
On the way to the jail in Des Moines, he said, repeatedly, “You wanna get beat upside the head by a two-by-four?”
SUCKER PUNCHED: A man was sucker punched Aug. 4 as he walked in a drunken state to catch a bus at the Metro Transit Center.
The 23-year-old Renton man told an officer while he was being treated at Valley Medical Center that a man about 20 years old punched him in the face for no apparent reason. He didn’t try to steal anything from the victim.