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Eight strange Kent Police Blotter items of 2013
A recap of eight of the strangest Kent Police Blotter items from 2013:
• A Kent man used a gay dating phone app called Scruff and ended up meeting a man who allegedly pulled out a handgun and robbed him of his iPhone as the two met in a vehicle.
Officers arrested a 32-year-old Kent man for investigation of first-degree robbery in connection with the April 14 incident at a parking lot in the 10800 block of Southeast 240th Street, according to the police report.
A man called police to report a man he had met through the dating app had gotten into his car to talk and indicated he wanted money in return for sex. When the driver said he would not pay for sex, the other man pulled out a handgun, grabbed the man's cellphone off the dash and said, "Have a nice day," before he exited the vehicle and fled on foot.
• A heroin addict reportedly left a bloody mess in a restaurant restroom.
Officers responded to a call at about 6:44 a.m. Oct. 15 to the McDonald's restaurant, 10125 S.E. 256th St., about a man who stayed in a bathroom for about 45 minutes and then left blood on the floor after he exited, according to the police report.
A witness spotted a vehicle in the parking lot the man entered after leaving the restroom. Officers found the man sitting in the car and asked him what he had been doing at the McDonald's. The man initially replied he just went inside to use the bathroom. But then he admitted to injecting heroin in the restroom and cutting himself.
• When a man walked up to a Kent hotel room expecting to meet the female escort he had been texting, he knocked and received a surprised greeting.
"Police, you're under arrest," is what the man heard when the door opened at about 3:12 p.m. April 9 at the Crosslands Studios, 25104 Pacific Highway S., according to the police report.
Officers arrested the man for investigation of patronizing a prostitute, one of about seven arrests of men during an undercover sting that afternoon and evening.
• Two days after a woman reported Jan. 20 to police that her 28-year-old brother had been missing for about two weeks, officers discovered the man in the city jail.
The sister told officers her brother might be living in a 2002 Honda Accord loaned to him by their mother, according to the police report.
Two days later, police checked out a suspicious car parked in the Kent Municipal Court parking lot. The court is next to the city jail. When the car turned out to be the same Honda Accord connected with the missing man, officers checked and found the man had been booked Jan. 18 into the city jail.
• Police cited and released a man for investigation of assault after he allegedly walked around a bar all night slapping the butts of women as well as yelling and spitting in their faces.
The incident occurred at about 1:12 a.m. March 17 at Bourbon Jacks, 510 Washington Ave. N., according to the police report.
A witness told police the man had slapped the butts of numerous women, including his friend's butt. He also spit in the woman's hair and face. When officers arrived, they found the man walking outside near the nightclub's parking lot.
• Officers arrested a woman for investigation of fourth-degree assault after she reportedly punched her boyfriend for talking to another woman on the phone.
The incident happened at about 3:46 p.m. June 4 at an apartment in the 24800 block of 45th Avenue South, according to the police report.
The boyfriend told officers he sat on the couch talking to a female friend and his girlfriend punched him in the head because she gets upset when he talks to the woman.
• Police cited two men for investigation of reckless driving after they reached speeds of more than 105 mph during a road rage incident along South 277th Street.
Both drivers told officers they had stopped for an old lady crossing the street and after she crossed they each gunned their cars westbound along South 277th Street at about 2:40 p.m. June 13, according to the police report.
• Officers arrested a man for investigation of fourth-degree assault after he reportedly punched a taxi cab driver in the face after the driver refused to let him sit in the front seat.
The incident occurred Sept. 9 outside of the Days Inn, 1711 W. Meeker St., according to the police report.
A taxi driver told officers he drove to the hotel to pick up a man named Mike, who appeared very drunk and wanted to sit up front in the cab. The driver told him to sit in the back.