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Businessman thwarts kidnappers | Federal Way crime blotter
Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:
• Businessman survives unsuccessful shakedown: At 5:28 p.m. Feb. 20 in the 30000 block of 1st Place South, the victim was kidnapped from his place of business. According to the report, the victim was then taken by the suspect and two others to another location, where they pistol-whipped him and threatened to kill the businessman and his family if $20,000 wasn't paid to them. The suspect released the victim to get the funds. The suspect contacted the victim regarding getting those funds, at which point the victim contacted police.
• Partying late with the ladies: At 10:48 a.m. Feb. 26 in the 1300 block of SW 347th Place, police responded to a domestic disturbance call. According to the report, a man and a woman, who are in a relationship, were in an argument over the man being out late the night before with a number of other women. The man left the residence with a box of his belongings at the woman's request.
• Angry mom: At 1:24 a.m. Feb. 25 in the 35000 block of 11th Court SW, police responded to a domestic disturbance call. According to the report, the victim was punched in the face by his or her biological mother, causing bleeding. The mother was arrested and booked.
• Ex-girlfriend makes good on promise: At 12:12 a.m. Feb. 25 in the 1800 block of South 291st Place, a man called to report that his ex-girlfriend had assaulted him while they were in Burien. As part of their argument, the ex-girlfriend stated she was going to go to the man's residence, break in and steal stuff. According to the report, when the man returned home, he found a broken window and his 73-inch television gone.
• Jealous lover: At 2:18 a.m. Feb. 25 in the 31000 block of Pacific Highway South, police observed a verbal argument between two men, while on the scene for another incident. According to the report, the two men were in an argument because one of them had been dancing with other men.
• Teen sneaks boy over: At 6:54 p.m. Feb. 25 in the 27000 block of 20th Place South, police responded to a domestic disturbance call. According to the report, a teenage girl and her mother were arguing because the daughter had snuck a boy into her bedroom without permission.
• Wheels jacked: At 7:34 a.m. Feb. 23 in the 100 block of SW Campus Drive, a man reported his vehicle was prowled. According to the report, the man had parked his vehicle in an auxiliary parking lot. When he awoke in the morning, he found that all four wheels had been stolen, along with his car stereo.
• Identity thief pays bills: At 9:25 a.m. Feb. 24 in the 32000 block of Pacific Highway South, a victim reported that someone had fraudulently charged their bank account in the amount of $979.48. According to the report, the money was used to pay off a Comcast, AT&T and Verizon bill for the unknown suspect.
• Burglar swipes $5,000 in stuff: At 1:26 p.m. Feb. 24 in the 3800 block of South 328 Street, the victim reported their home had been burglarized. According to the report, approximately $4,900 worth of personal items were stolen.
• Theft at St. Francis: At 6:50 a.m. Feb. 23 in the 34000 block of 9th Avenue South, it was reported that a woman had stolen "soft" supplies from St. Francis Hospital. According to the report, the woman was located at a nearby bus stop and detained. The woman had a previous warrant from Tacoma, and was transported to Pierce County Detention Center.
• Fraudulent gold buy: At 9:14 a.m. Feb. 23 in the 2500 block of South 320th Street, it was reported that someone had purchased over $14,000 in gold using a fraudulent credit card.
• Strange customer at the pharmacy: At 12:23 p.m. Feb. 22 in the 1200 block of South 320th Street, a pharmacist contacted police regarding a customer who was acting strangely. According to the report, the customer had volunteered to pay $700 for a prescription the customer had turned in. The pharmacist felt it may be a fraudulent prescription, but had not yet verified that at the time of the report.