Man claims kidnapper beat him, forced him to wear a dress while cleaning

The man was taken to a home and forced to clean it while wearing a black dress as he was beaten with a metal pipe.

Aug. 16

California burrito armed robbery: At approximately 3:55 p.m. near the 31600 block of Pacific Highway S., officers responded to a call of an armed robbery at California Burrito. The suspect was armed with a tire iron and had taken a large amount of cash from behind the counter and fled on foot. He was apprehended by multiple employees after he made threats to kill. The suspect was taken into custody by officers and booked into SCORE on first-degree robbery charges.

Dumpster fire: At approximately 6:59 p.m. near the 600 block of S. 333rd St., officers spotted a dumpster fire occurring. South King Fire responded and were able to put the blaze out. There was no major damage to the dumpster or the surrounding area. Nothing suspicious was noted; most likely the fire was caused by hot ashes from disposed fireworks.

Aug. 17

Assault with a firearm: At approximately 6:08 a.m. near the 33400 block of 26th Place SW, police responded to reports of an assault with a firearm. A victim came to Federal Way from Kent to meet up with a female friend. Her new boyfriend then got into the backseat of the car and put a gun to the head of the male victim and demanded money. The victim did not give the suspect any money, but it appears his female friend set him up. She stole his cell phone. The victim then drove the suspect to another location in Federal Way. A second unknown subject then entered the vehicle and displayed a large handgun. He then struck the victim in the head with the handgun, causing a large laceration to his face. Both suspects then fled on foot. The investigation is ongoing.

Car jumping: At approximately 8:18 a.m. near the 34000 block of Hoyt Road SW, officers responded to reports of a man jumping on car windshields. On arrival, the male was arrested. There were numerous vehicles damaged due to the male jumping on them.

Aug. 18

Strange kidnapping: At approximately 3:26 p.m. near the 2600 block of SW 335th Place, a male victim told officers he was kidnapped from his Tacoma residence and placed into an unknown vehicle with his hands duct-taped. He was then taken to a home and forced to clean the inside of it while wearing a black dress as he was beaten with a metal pipe. The victim was transported to St. Francis Hospital and the Tacoma Police Department was notified.

Chased by dogs: At approximately 9:36 a.m. near the 31000 block of 22nd Ave. S., officers responded to reports of two pitbulls chasing a woman down the street. When officers arrived, they found the dogs running through the neighborhood with no collars on. The dogs were picked up and placed in the kennel at the station.

Aug. 19

Tree damage: At approximately 1:13 p.m. near the 31600 block of 23rd Ave. S., an unknown subject on a motorcycle collided with a city-owned tree. No 911 call was made; the incident was seen over Safe Cities cameras. There is currently no suspect information but Public Works was notified of tree damage.

Aug. 20

Work computer theft: At approximately 10:50 p.m. near the 32100 block of 32nd Ave. S., an employee of Tommy Bahama ordered a MC Book for a client. However, when the computer arrived the employee signed for the package, then shortly after quit the company and left with the computer. The loss prevention detail was able to obtain video footage of the incident and a paperwork trail of the incident.

Aug. 23

Loss prevention assault: At approximately 12:06 a.m. near the 34500 block of 16th Ave. S., an unknown male and female stole merchandise from a business and assaulted a loss prevention employee while he was attempting to stop them. Both suspects were able to flee from the location.

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