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Boyfriend/co-conspirator abandoned suspect and ran off; cops find a modest size crack rock on the female suspect

If you feel threatened by someone, usually it's a good idea to call 911.  A local Seattle woman, however, demonstrated the rare case where that isn't such a good idea.

The Seattle Police Department responded to a seemingly routine 911 call over the weekend.  A 20-year female called the cops from the local Chevron Corp. (CVX) gas station on the 6600 Martin Luther King Way S block, just southeast of Seattle's downtown district.  She said a 21-year-old male was following her and that she felt threatened.

Cops arrived on the scene, but from there the story quickly took a bizarre twist.   The cops found the 20-year-old standing outside the gas station arguing with the aforementioned 21-year-old male.  The police officers grew suspicious when they noticed the male was wounded, while the female looked unharmed.

Gas Station 6600 MLK Way S
The police found the suspect and her victim at this gas station. [Image Source: Google Street View]

Interviewing the two citizens, the woman gave a vague story about the man following her off the bus.  The male who had "[noticeable] bumps, bruises, cuts, and scrapes " according to local police, gave cops a "quite different" account.

He said he had been travelling on one of the city's Metro buses when, exhausted, he drifted off to sleep.  He was rudely awakened when the music he was listening too abruptly stopped.  Startled, he looked around to see the 21-year-old female and a male cohort (described as likely her boyfriend) holding his smartphone, which they were apparently planning to steal.

Seattle phone crime
A Google Map of where the police found the pair [Image Source: Google Maps]

The 21-year-old man asked the couple to return his phone, at which point he was viciously attacked by both the 20-year-old woman and her male friend who held him down punching and kicking him.  The victim reported being kicked in the head multiple times during the assault.

Despite his injuries the outraged victim still managed to give chase to the suspects who fled off the bus on foot.  The male suspect reportedly escaped as he kept on running, abandoning his girlfriend-cum-partner-in-crime.  Unable to keep up the pace, the female suspect grew tired, stopping at the gas station where the male victim caught up to her and began demanding her phone back.  At that point she did what any criminal mastermind cops would do -- she called the cops and encouraged them to come help her.


cell phone thief
[Image Source: Android Authority]

Police were uncertain if the male suspect's wild account checked out.  They were uncertain, that is until they noticed a "phone like bulge" in the female suspect's pocket.  Searching her, they discovered the phone that she stole from the victim.  And they also found a little extra surprise -- three grams of crack cocaine.

The bizarre 911 call ended with the officers helping the male victim into an ambulance, where he was taken to 
Harborview Medical Center for treatment.  The female suspect meanwhile, was booked into King County Jail on suspicion of aggravated assault, robbery, and drug charges.  Local police say they're still searching for her significant other, who also happens to be her apparent partner in crime.

Sources: Seattle Police Department [blog], KOMO News



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Dumb criminals
By ritualm on 8/14/2014 1:10:10 PM , Rating: 4
This reminded me of another 'news' a year and a half ago:

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Adultery-plot-...

Coles notes version: Ex-wife and her new bf tried to kick her hubby out with a planned burglary. Gone horribly wrong when hubby - threatened at gunpoint by a guy holding a fake gun - stabbed the guy to death. Ex-wife, her bf, and two other guys were arrested and charged with murder; hubby walks free.




RE: Dumb criminals
By Nightbird321 on 8/14/2014 2:41:22 PM , Rating: 2
darwinism


RE: Dumb criminals
By Wolfpup on 8/14/2014 4:22:41 PM , Rating: 3
Thank goodness they got the right people and didn't charge the victim.


RE: Dumb criminals
By SteelRing on 8/14/2014 4:23:21 PM , Rating: 5
Are we even surprised? Most criminals are dumb:
a. If they weren't dumb they would have got a job and a great life they wouldn't be a criminal
b. They get caught, and in some cases, getting caught being dumb, like in this story. People joining the police forces are also not known for their superior intelligence so getting caught by them can only mean what, you guess it.
c. Criminals that are not dumb are not gonna get caught because of (b) and the punishment for petty crime like stealing is so unproportionally ridicoulusly unworthy for even attempting, except, again, by dumb criminals. Smarter criminals will be in wall street, where they will never be caught, and if they do coz greed will always get the best of them, they end up just a few months in minimum security rehab it's practically a free vacation for them.


RE: Dumb criminals
By Bill S. on 8/15/2014 7:22:58 AM , Rating: 2
Hey, they don't call it "dope" for nothing, right? LOL


RE: Dumb criminals
By tamalero on 8/16/2014 4:50:21 AM , Rating: 2
That would be amazing.. but you forgot to take into consideration that there are VERY Smart criminals.

A lot of the high end crime are free and dandy because they can play the game or have very expensive lawyers (or just pay the judges/prosecutors).


Cohort ?
By Gondor on 8/15/2014 3:46:14 AM , Rating: 2
You keep using this word, I do not think it means what you think it means.




RE: Cohort ?
By blue_urban_sky on 8/15/2014 4:31:07 AM , Rating: 2
often DEROGATORY A supporter or companion:
young Jack arrived with three of his cohorts
a long-time cohort of the band


Come on Jason...
By thesaxophonist on 8/16/2014 6:47:57 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
girlfriend-cum-partner-in-crime


Freudian slip, eh?




RE: Come on Jason...
By Camikazi on 8/17/2014 5:10:32 PM , Rating: 3
No, the word and phrasing are correct.


Wow.
By Sam07 on 8/14/2014 3:49:28 PM , Rating: 2
Would've been a funny story if the two thieves didn't use physical violence when the guy asked for his phone back.




male or female victim?
By Makaveli on 8/14/14, Rating: -1
RE: male or female victim?
By Camikazi on 8/17/2014 5:12:49 PM , Rating: 3
"girlfriend-cum-partner-in-crime" mean girlfriend along with partner in crime. Cum basically means combined with or also used as. The word is pronounced "koom" not the way you are thinking.


Just another example...
By GotThumbs on 8/14/14, Rating: -1
RE: Just another example...
By Makaveli on 8/14/2014 4:24:13 PM , Rating: 2
I wish I could live in that kinda world sadly its not ours!


RE: Just another example...
By roykahn on 8/14/2014 5:31:25 PM , Rating: 4
quote:
Too bad the US can't grow a spine.


You have no idea what you are writing about. Just as a starter, there's this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_...

USA - 707 adult prisoners per 100,000
Australia - 133 adult prisoners per 100,000

Maybe you should keep your emotional and uninformed opinions to yourself.


RE: Just another example...
By PaFromFL on 8/15/2014 8:06:01 AM , Rating: 2
According to Wikipedia
"Indigenous Australians are imprisoned at a disproportionately high rate in Australia..[1] The 2006 census documented that there are 455,031 Indigenous people, who are either Australian Aborigines or Torres Strait Islanders, in Australia, accounting for 2.3 percent of the population. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show that Indigenous Australians account for around 25% of Australia's prison population.

It is difficult to fairly compare imprisonment rates between countries unless they have similar demographics, economies, and legal structures.


RE: Just another example...
By pleasepeople on 8/16/2014 12:09:38 AM , Rating: 2
While the US largely exterminated its native population, smallpox blanket anyone?


RE: Just another example...
By EricMartello on 8/20/2014 2:30:58 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
While the US largely exterminated its native population, smallpox blanket anyone?


This happened before the continent was known as the USA and many of the "native americans" were thought to be migrants from asia that came across a land bridge in the bering strait.

No man is entitled to any lands other than what he is willing to fight for and defend. The idea that simply because someone was there before means they should be left alone to their own devices. It doesn't work that way - and why should it? The weaker group of people will almost always succumb to the stronger group. Intelligence can tip the scales one way or the other, but the common thread is that it's all about competition for resources and not some silly "let's share everything" ordeal.


RE: Just another example...
By Schrag4 on 8/15/14, Rating: 0
RE: Just another example...
By Schrag4 on 8/15/2014 12:04:11 PM , Rating: 2
Screw it - I'll go ahead and explain myself:

quote:
Of how stupid criminals can be and how little fear US 'Justice' compared to people in society with greater expectations. Liberal justice system is less of a deterrent than a home owner or someone willing to fight for their property.


A higher incarceration rate in the US, relative to this statement, to me just means that obviously getting locked up for a few months or years is no deterrant at all.

quote:
Move to Australia, you are expected to follow their laws or leave.


So, if you're expected to leave, that means you're not in their prison (lower Australia incarceration rate).


RE: Just another example...
By Nyanyanya on 8/15/2014 2:07:13 AM , Rating: 1
Simple theft as this for no ~justifiable reasons (hunger) should carry the death penalty.

What were the races of the criminals?


RE: Just another example...
By Peter-B on 8/15/2014 7:40:41 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Simple theft as this for no ~justifiable reasons (hunger) should carry the death penalty.


I agree 100% with one amendment: first time offenders for small, impulsive crimes should get a second chance.


RE: Just another example...
By Nyanyanya on 8/15/2014 10:03:11 AM , Rating: 1
How about this,

* 1st offense they enter your home to steal stuff and get caught
* they are let out, they get back into your house, this time they stab your wife or someone in the house to get away with it

How do you like the 2nd chance now? This is the case for most crimes, murders rapes etc, in most of the cases the criminal had previous offenses and had been let out.

Criminals of any kind deserve no 2nd chance, they must be disposed of.


RE: Just another example...
By MrBlastman on 8/15/2014 12:04:36 PM , Rating: 1
Good lord. Please don't ever run for office or any position of political significance.

Sure, let's just kill them all! Commit a crime... DEATH. Oh, sorry, it was an accident? DEATH! The law's the law, sucker!

You're sick in the head.

We have problems in America for two reasons:

1. Mental Healthcare is nonexistent. We shut down most of the asylums. We no longer treat people like we did decades ago.

2. Rehabilitate instead of Incarcerate is dead. We'd rather throw people away in jail and let them rot then try and help them fix their problems.

Poverty is a leading cause of crime. But it isn't an excuse. We can't just throw people down the drain because they make a few bad choices. We should do our best to help them get back on their feet while simultaneously punishing them for their crime in a manner that is rehabilitative and also repentant to the victim.

There are exceptions. The above holds mostly true for "minor" crimes. When human life is involved--i.e. armed robbery, attempted murder, rape or even molestation, these crimes should be treated differently.

However, in no way should someone doing something like stealing something from a store discretely or smoking a joint serve more time than someone who has done something like manslaughter. It's ridiculous how disproportionate our level of Justice in America is right now. I'm disgusted by it.

I will also say there are certain types of crime, such as child molestation/pedophilia--that can't be cured. As far as I see it, they are beyond help as it is a wiring problem inside of them that can't be fixed. It'd be like trying to take a gay person and wash the gay out of them. It isn't happening. And in these cases, these individuals truly are predators and something long-term needs to be done to keep them under control.


RE: Just another example...
By Nyanyanya on 8/15/2014 12:47:26 PM , Rating: 2
" armed robbery, attempted murder, rape or even molestation, these crimes should be treated differently."

The thing is even after these offenses they still get second chances, and then they hurt or kill once again, because the right choice wasn't made in the first place to kill them. Have a look around, read about most arrests for this kind of crimes, in most cases they are previous offenders.


RE: Just another example...
By MrBlastman on 8/15/2014 12:49:30 PM , Rating: 1
Right, and that's the magic word, "previous offender."

IF we had a system that focused more on repentance and rehabilitation--maybe they wouldn't offend again? Have you ever thought about that?


RE: Just another example...
By Nyanyanya on 8/15/2014 1:32:38 PM , Rating: 2
Well look at the case being discussed in this article, 2 people robbing a guy his cellphone and beating him up in the process, this is no minor offense like a burglary or car theft etc where no violence is involved, the criminals in this case clearly passed the line where they should be given a second chance.

From their actions you can tell, they will commit again, and they are perfectly mentally fit and aware of the actions they chose, they should be put down for good before they harm someone else.


RE: Just another example...
By MrBlastman on 8/15/2014 1:36:19 PM , Rating: 1
I shudder to think of a world run by how you think. Until they pull a weapon, there is possibly hope. What were their circumstances? Their history? Their past? Their reasoning? These are issues that should be explored by the courts before passing any kind of judgement.

Now... if the victim had been carrying... he could have put them down and that would have been justified. But our courts or police doing it a la Judge Dredd? No way. That reminds me of the kid shot in St. Louis for stealing a box of cigars.


RE: Just another example...
By jRaskell on 8/15/2014 4:23:33 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
and they are perfectly mentally fit and aware of the actions they chose

Somebody that calls the police after committing a crime is 'perfectly mentally fit'?

You have an incredibly loose definition of what constitutes mentally fit.


RE: Just another example...
By jRaskell on 8/15/2014 4:31:01 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
read about most arrests for this kind of crimes, in most cases they are previous offenders

For what you're proposing, it's the opposite that truly matters though. What percentage of first time offenders go on to commit a second crime? I don't know the actual answer, but I know with absolute certainty that it isn't 100%. Yet you propose to kill them all because some of them will go on to commit another crime.

And what about the small percentage of wrongly accused/convicted citizens out there? The trouble with the death sentence is there's no retracting it. That's the reason why putting a convict to death is so damned expensive, to take every precaution possible to make sure that you are in fact putting the right person to death.

Your stance on crime is simply naive at best.


RE: Just another example...
By Reclaimer77 on 8/15/2014 4:43:57 PM , Rating: 2
Dude watched Judge Dredd and was like "omg yeah, that's the way to go!!"

lol!


RE: Just another example...
By Reclaimer77 on 8/15/2014 1:37:09 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah let's just sit down with Mr Rapist/Murderer and Mrs Thief and coddle them and talk about their mommy/daddy issues and "rehabilitate" them with big hugs and kisses and release them back out into the wild reformed better people.

Because, you know, THAT'S never backfired on us before...

quote:
1. Mental Healthcare is nonexistent.


Say what??? That's ridiculous.


RE: Just another example...
By MrBlastman on 8/15/2014 1:41:45 PM , Rating: 2
Come on man, I already said this:

quote:
There are exceptions. The above holds mostly true for "minor" crimes. When human life is involved--i.e. armed robbery, attempted murder, rape or even molestation, these crimes should be treated differently.


I had a clause in there addressing Rapists/Murderers already.

quote:
Say what??? That's ridiculous.


Read up on deinstitutionalisation. Most of our mental health burden has been swapped over to the "for profit" privatized prison system.


RE: Just another example...
By Reclaimer77 on 8/15/2014 2:15:59 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Most of our mental health burden has been swapped over to the "for profit" privatized prison system.


That's preferable to throwing people against their will in "insane asylums" like the old days you're talking about. For simple personality disorders that can be effectively managed with medication today.

Plus there's that whole "Constitution" thing. After a mass shooting someone will say "the signs were there, he should have been locked up." But until someone DOES commit a crime, we cannot simply institutionalize them as if they were a criminal already on the grounds of mental health.

This issue is pretty complex. You have good points, but it's not always that simple.

quote:
I had a clause in there addressing Rapists/Murderers already


Ah ok, my bad.


RE: Just another example...
By MrBlastman on 8/15/2014 3:20:43 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Plus there's that whole "Constitution" thing. After a mass shooting someone will say "the signs were there, he should have been locked up." But until someone DOES commit a crime, we cannot simply institutionalize them as if they were a criminal already on the grounds of mental health.


I don't think there is a true way to predict who will and will not commit a crime without violating the Constitution. With recent technological advances opening doors to allow us to do things like read rudimentary thoughts--It is scary. Where will this go? How far will we allow it to? Our thoughts are as much our property as anything else.

So you're right, these mass shootings etc., they can only be prevented through observant citizens that care. And even then, there's only so much we can do. But if people take notice and stop worrying about the latest gossip column or sale at a store, maybe we might be able to do a little.

Perhaps, simultaneously, the image of going to see a "shrink" could be made less offensive and subject to ridicule. Publicly speaking, those who seek it are looked down upon. This is a problem in itself.

When I mention mental health, I was more implying it being used to help people who have already done something wrong.


RE: Just another example...
By pleasepeople on 8/16/2014 12:06:50 AM , Rating: 2
What exactly do you know about Australian law? You do realise that our refugee policy has nothing to do with how we deal with citizens that commit crimes. Also, your 'liberal' laws are far more draconian than Australia's, look at statistics of % of population in prison in developed nations; USA wins every time!


RE: Just another example...
By roykahn on 8/16/2014 5:12:06 AM , Rating: 1
This is part of a larger system of controlling the population. The American "justice" system is based on profit and racism. While slavery was formerly abolished long ago, it has been replaced with a much more subtle version called prison labor. Racism amongst police forces is obvious. The trend in abortion law is also relevant as it harms the poor who cannot raise additional children who are more likely to become criminals. There's also the education system that makes it harder for the poor to break out of poverty and crime.

Another part of this is that the poor will have fewer career options and will more likely serve in the military with its primary goal of protecting the nation's control of natural resources and the global financial system.

Australia has been slowly moving into line with the United States' system in many ways. There's the Trans Pacific Partnership, military adventurism in tandem with the USA, the efforts to seemingly tackle terrorism, the proposed data retention laws, the American military base in Australia and the way it will be extended, the condemnation of whistle-blowers like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, etc. It's simply sickening to witness.


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