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Vehicle thief caught napping | Federal Way crime blotter
Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:
• Vehicle thief takes a nap: At 8:50 a.m. Nov. 24 in the 2300 block of South 291st Street, police came upon an "oddly parked" car. Upon closer examination they discovered a man sleeping inside the vehicle. A further check of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of drug paraphernalia and shaved keys. The report also notes the man had active warrants for vehicle theft, and was arrested and booked for those warrants.
• Sister fight: At 2:04 a.m. Nov. 25 in the 900 block of SW Campus Drive, police responded to a call of a dispute. According to the report, two adult sisters had been in a fight, with one physically assaulting the other. The one sister was arrested, while the sister who was a victim refused to cooperate with police.
• Counterfeit $20: At 4:51 a.m. Nov. 25 in the 2300 block of South 320th Street, a person attempted to use a counterfeit $20 bill. According to the report, the person claimed they had no knowledge that the bill was fake. The bill was taken by police and booked into evidence.
• Pay phones still exist?: At 6:41 a.m. Nov. 25 in the 2200 block of South 320th Street, police responded to a hangup call from a pay phone. Upon arrival, they found a man at the pay phone, although he denied making the 911 call. Police ran a check on the man and discovered an active warrant. According to the report, the man was arrested and booked into the SCORE jail facility.
• No honor among thieves?: At 12:32 p.m. Nov. 24 in the 1900 block of South Commons, a woman was arrested for attempting to steal a purse. According to the report, the woman had also stolen a purse from the same store the previous day. When asked if she could return the first purse, the woman stated someone had broken into her car and stolen it.
• Strange visitor at backdoor: At 11:55 p.m. Nov. 24 in the 31000 block of 14th Avenue South, an unknown suspect came to the victim's sliding glass door at the back of the victim's residence. According to the report, the unknown suspect brandished a gun at the victim, but fled the area when the victim reached to pick up their phone to call police.
• Bathroom stall sleeper: At 8:06 a.m. Nov. 23 in the 1900 block of South 314th Street, store employees contacted police about a man sleeping in a bathroom stall. According to the report, the man had been trespassed from the property the day before.
• Dazed teen wanders the streets: At 1:25 a.m. Nov. 22 in the 28000 block of Pacific Highway South, a minor was observed walking down the road with visible injuries and no shirt. Upon contact, police determined the minor had been consuming alcohol, and refused to say where the injuries came from. When police attempted to arrest the minor for being in consumption of alcohol, the minor resisted arrest.
• Dine-n-dash chronicles: At 5:51 a.m. Nov. 22 in the 34000 block of 16th Avenue South, three men ordered $40 in food and then left the establishment without paying for the food.
• Strange vehicle prowl: At 11:52 a.m. Nov. 21 in the 31000 block of 23rd Avenue South, a woman reported her vehicle had been broken into. According to the report, the only item that appeared to have been stolen from the vehicle was the owner's manual for the vehicle.