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Pregnant woman arrested after trying to steal undergarments, fighting with security guard | POLICE BLOTTER PART 2

The following information was compiled from Renton Police Department case reports.

A 43-year-old Seattle woman who told officers she was five months pregnant was arrested Aug. 10 after trying to steal undergarments and household goods from Wal-Mart.

A store security officer asked her to return to the store after walking out without paying for her items. She refused and in a struggle that ensued, the security officer ended up on top of her on the ground. She got on top of him and for a time had her forearm on the officer’s neck.

Her 24-year-old son punched two store employees while he tried to help her. He denied hitting anyone.

She admitted to taking the undergarments, which she needed to replace because her ex-boyfriend had flooded her apartment.

She was booked into the SCORE regional jail for investigation of third-degree theft and fourth-degree assault. The son was release so he could take custody of his two little sisters.

NO PLACE FOR BAD SPELLING BIGOTS: Racially motivated graffiti was sprayed on the back of the Viet Wah food market Aug. 7 on Northeast Sunset Boulevard.

The words in black paint read: “Forners Learn to Speak English our go homo.”

The officer offered an alternative spelling in a report: “Foreigners learn to speak English or go home.”

The officer wrote the graffiti apparently targeted the Asian community because it was sprayed between the Tea Palace restaurant and Viet Wah.

There were no threats of harm.

LOCK YOUR CARS: Multiple tools, a wallet and checkbook were stolen from a Renton man’s work truck Aug. 11 on Northeast 19th Street.

There was no damaged to the truck; the victim thinks it was accidentally left unlocked. The truck was parked in the driveway.

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