The following is a sample of the Federal Way Police crime blotter:
Indecent exposure: At 2:55 p.m. Jan. 9, a woman reported that an unknown man had exposed himself to her daughter while she was walking home from school. The woman said her daughter was near the intersection of 22nd Avenue South and South 312th Street when the man, who was driving by, stopped to ask her for directions. While the daughter tried to help the man with directions, he exposed himself to her.
Wrong denomination: At 11:26 a.m. Jan. 9, a bartender at Jersey’s Sports Bar, 35509 21st Ave. SW, reported that at 12:49 p.m. Jan. 7, a man came into the bar and ordered a beer. The man paid for the beer with a $50 bill, which was later determined to be a $20 bill that had been washed and reprinted as a $50. The bartender had never seen the suspect in the bar before.
Pellet shooter: At 11:03 a.m. Jan. 9, police responded to the 30800 block of 18th Avenue South to a report of man shooting at landscapers with a pellet gun. The subject admitted to shooting at landscapers with a pellet rifle, but the rifle wasn’t found at the scene. The man was unable to hold a conversation with police and would giggle and look off to the side and speak with a person only he could see.
Unwanted occupant: Between midnight Jan. 2 and 10 a.m. Jan. 9, an unknown suspect broke into a vacant residence in the 28300 block of 20th Avenue South through an unsecured window. The suspect is likely a homeless person, who left clothing and used needles throughout the house. The residence is in foreclosure. A cleaner hired by the bank discovered the break in. Nothing was taken and there was no damage. There is no suspect.
Tire slashing: At 6:53 a.m. Jan. 9 in the 28100 block of 19th Place South, a woman was arrested after she allegedly slashed her husband’s car tire over her suspicion that he was cheating on her. She was booked into SCORE jail.
Pizza nuisance: A man was arrested on a warrant out of Tukwila at 7:12 p.m. Jan. 8 after he created a nuisance at Godfather’s Pizza, 2301 SW 336th St., by knocking pizza out of customers’ hands. He was booked in SCORE jail without incident.
Cash box thief: At 8:17 p.m. Jan. 7, police responded to report of theft at Chevron, 4612 SW 320th St. An employee reported that the air pump cash box had been stolen. The cash box contained an unknown amount of quarters. The employee stated that there was no surveillance in that area of the parking lot, and he did not witness the theft. No witnesses or suspects have been identified.
Protein-packed: At 3:50 p.m. Jan. 7, a man stole two protein drinks and some protein bars from a store in the 2500 block of South Gateway Center Place. An officer stopped the man, and the suspect flailed his arms and hit the officer in the face and then intentionally punched the officer in the face before being handcuffed. The suspect was transported to St. Francis Hospital for injuries.
More bad luck: At 10:16 p.m. Jan. 6 an officer responded to the 32000 block of Fourth Place South in reference to a residential burglary. The owner said there was a recent fire at the building, which made it inhabitable. Since they were gone, someone had pried off their front door knob and entered the residence. Several items were stolen, and it appeared someone had been squatting inside. Police had no suspects.
Too good to be true: At 6:23 p.m. Jan. 6 in the 2100 block of Southwest 328th Street, a victim called to report he was scammed. The person said he received a phone call and was told he could have $100,000 as long as he gave the caller $7,000. The victim wired the money to a location in Australia and was never given his money in return. The victim was referred to the FBI to report the scam.
Doing the robot theft: At 11 a.m. Jan. 6, an officer was dispatched to a shoplifting incident at Quality Sewing & Vacuum on Pacific Highway South. A male suspect entered the business and asked for a “robot vacuum.” An employee was demonstrating another vacuum when the suspect grabbed one that had been brought out from the back. The suspect then left in a blue four-door passenger car.
Parking lot rage: At 10:03 a.m. Jan. 5, an officer responded to Winco after a report of an assault. The victim stated the suspect, who had already left, got upset after she took a parking spot. The female suspect then knocked on her window and kicked her car. When she got out, the suspect pushed her hard, and the victim stated her left shoulder was injured. The officer did not see any marks on the vehicle because of the rain. Fire personnel treated the woman on scene. The suspect vehicle came back to a Kent address.
Bizarre threat: At 8:27 a.m. Jan. 5 in the 2900 block of Southwest 342nd Place, a woman reported she and her husband had received numerous calls from a number they did not recognize. When they answered, a male on the other end offered them a grant, possibly for their church, but when they said they weren’t interested, the caller kept on saying,” Do you want the grant or die” several times until they hung up. An officer tried to call the number but received no answer.
Not easy like Lionel Richie: At 12:58 a.m. Jan. 5 in the 100 block of South 340th Street, a female reported losing $4,300 through wire fraud. She said an unknown suspect claiming to be famous singer Lionel Richie wired a check to the victim, who in turn wired money to another person. The check turned out to be fraudulent.
Unsafe situation: At 3:48 p.m. Jan. 4, officers assisted Child Protective Services in removing two children from a residence on South 316th. The children, a 2- and a 3-year-old were living with their parents who were addicted to methamphetamine. The toddlers were taken to their aunt’s house.
Syringes and slippers: At 2:43 p.m. Jan. 4 an employee reported someone broke into Absolute-cana Acupuncture Clinic by forcing open a sliding window. The suspect then stole four boxes of syringes and a pair of slippers. Nothing else was taken. No prints were located.
Smoking in the bathroom: At 2:42 p.m. Jan. 4, two Federal Way High School students were caught smoking marijuana in the bathroom. A search by administrators turned up that one of the students had a jar of marijuana. Officers interviewed both students, who each said they purchased the marijuana from another student the day before. The pot was seized and booked into evidence for destruction.