Suspected cell phone thief calls 911 to report that victim won't leave her alone

In addition to the phone, Seattle police found three grams of crack on the suspect.

By Evan Bleier
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SEATTLE, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A suspected cell phone thief in Washington may want to re-evaluate things the next time she feels inclined to call 911 for emergency assistance.

The female suspect reportedly called 911 to get in touch with the Seattle Police Department because the man she allegedly stole a cell phone from wouldn't leave her alone.


When officers responded to the call at a gas station, they found the 20-year-old suspect standing with a 21-year-old man who had multiple cuts and bruises.

The suspect told SPD officers that the man was napping on a Metro bus when he awoke and accused the woman and her boyfriend of taking his phone.

The man corroborated that he had been on the bus, but told police he started chasing the suspect and her boyfriend after they grabbed his phone and took off. When he asked them to return the phone, the pair allegedly punched and kicked him in the head.

According to the man, the boyfriend kept on going when the suspect stopped to call 911.

Officers searched the woman and found the victim's phone and three grams of crack, KOMO reported. They booked her into King County Jail for investigation of robbery and drug possession.


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